Barossa Valley Basket Press Shiraz

Rockford SKU: IARBPS17

Grape Variety: Syrah/Shiraz

R 1,778.00

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100% Syrah. Deep, shimmering ruby. Dried cherry, blackberry, licorice and woodsmoke on the spice-inflected nose. Concentrated black and blue fruit, floral pastille and mocha flavors are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows firm, spicy cut on the persistent finish, which features steadily emerging tannins and a hint of bitter cherry pit. After two dry vintages in 2015 and 2016, the skies opened in 2017 and the Barossa headlined the news with torrential downpours. This provided welcome relief for thirsty vines and replenished sub-soil water deep down by the vine’s root systems. The stage was set for the fantastic budburst and flowering season ahead. The wet conditions resulted in abundant crops and pressure-free ripening conditions which stretched from February through to May. Basket Press Shiraz is made using equipment from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, before aging in a collection of seasoned American and French oak hogsheads and large casks for two years. After bottling the wine is sealed under the highest quality cork. ABV 14%