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Estates of the Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz 2014 Giftbox

Estates of the Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz 2014 Giftbox

Estates of the Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz 2014 Giftbox

Overview

Overview

Drawing exceptional fruit from Lyndoch in the Barossa’s South, this is a Shiraz of elegance and charm. The nose is lifted and fragrant with aromatic fruits, the palate poised and graceful with a soft, smooth texture and silky veil of tannin.

In the far south of the Barossa Valley, Lyndoch feature’s the region’s lowest altitude, with the God’s Hill and Lyndoch Valley vineyards from which this wine is sourced, lying on some of the district’s higher peaks at 250 to 300m. Framed by slopes of Barossa Ironstone, the soils show multiple complexities, ranging from red-brown earths to alluvial sediments and fine sands overlying ancient micaceous schists, siltstones, calcitites and quartzites. Lyndoch enjoys the region’s highest rainfall at around 650mm, while the lower elevation results in slightly warmer average temperatures, promoting some of the earliest ripening, with higher levels of humidity contributing to fresh, aromatic flavours. The Lyndoch terroir is known for growing soft perfumed Shiraz with lush fruit and natural elegance.

Harvested at optimum maturity, fruit from individual blocks was crushed separately and fermented in small open-top fermenters. A mix of plunging and gentle pumping over was used to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction, giving the wine rich concentration and depth of fruit while retaining plush, supple tannins. The wines were left on skins until dry to lengthen tannins and enhance palate line and finish.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2014
Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker The Wolf Blass Team

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Lifted, fragrant aromatics of blackberry, cranberry, black cherry, kirsch and blood plums highlighted with delicate anise, red liquorice and wildflowers, and underscored by rich dark cocoa and hints of smoky oak.

Flavours and Palate

A poised, graceful Shiraz expressing elegant, concentrated fruit backed by restrained French oak. The texture is smooth, soft, supple and inviting, complemented by layers of flavour, balanced acidity, persistent dark berry fruit and a silky veil of tannin.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Just one hour’s drive from South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, lies its gourmet capital (and wine Mecca), Barossa. One of the country’s most beautiful and historic wine regions, Barossa is a magnet for lovers of fine food and wine. Its classic Mediterranean climate, and free-draining red brown soils, makes the region ideal for growing grapes. Barossa produces excellent Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Riesling and Semillon.

Good winter rain set the vines up well, which, with a warm early spring, resulted in healthy vines and an early onset of the growth cycle. Wind during flowering resulted in a slightly poorer set, which, along with a cool summer, reduced bunch and berry size. Mild days and cool nights during ripening allowed for optimal development, resulting in exceptionally well-balanced fruit with bright, rich varietal character, great intensity of flavour and good natural acidity.

Wolf Blass Team

The Wolf Blass team of winemakers share a similar working ethos – to boldly chase the pursuit of excellence, to uphold and represent Wolf Blass' proud history, and to create wine of exceptional quality.