95% Shiraz, 5% Malbec - Stonegarden, Springton, Eden Valley
1434 bottles filled
Single Block 1860's - 1950's planted
No Fining. No Filtration
The Stonegarden Shiraz is from plantings that date around the 1860’s and the 1950's from one of the oldest vineyards in Australia. The vineyard soils are a combination of quartz and granitic rock and sands thereof on an Easterly facing slope reaching 395 metres above sea level. The wine was basket pressed into one French oak puncheon and two French oak hogsheads where it remained on lees for 15 months.
Aromas of Cola, wet stone, blackcurrant and violets. The palate is laced with elegant black fruits and a minerality that moves into a deep yet approachable tannin structure. A complex, ethereal wine with brooding flavours that draw through to the long finish. A wine that is surprisingly drinkable now, yet born from a vineyard that has the pedigree to cellar for 20+ years.