98% Shiraz, 2% Riesling - L.R.C. Greenock Row, Greenock, Barossa Valley
1433 bottles filled
Single Row - 1967 planted
144 Shiraz, a few Riesling, one Mataro and a lone stranger make up a stand of vines that once formed the boundary row of an old vineyard. The siblings of this row have long gone with subdivisions and housing taking their place. The boundary row survived as they grow on land owned by the Light Regional Council - L.R.C. The L.R.C. recognized the importance of these beautiful 51-year old Shiraz vines and in conjunction with Eperosa’s sister company Grocke Viticulture have ensured their survival. The fruit is handpicked and hand sorted prior to open fermentation. The fruit was basket pressed into four French oak hogsheads and after 15 months the wine was gently hand racked from barrel with no fining or filtration prior to bottling. The clone of Shiraz that makes this row is very distinct showing characters commonly found in Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting Notes: Mid red-purple, tending pale out to the meniscus. This wine really is like a Sunday roast in a glass. Meaty, red berry core alongside savoury elements of lamb, gravy, rosemary and mint sauce. A delicately weighted mid palate laden with red fruited complexity and savoury intrigue. Finishes with a lift of rosemary and violets and comes with a stack of flavours that defy the typical Barossa Shiraz.