2014
Love over Gold
'Mengler's Hill'
Shiraz
Eden Valley

2014
Love over Gold
'Mengler's Hill'
Shiraz
Eden Valley

This wine represents the culmination of generations of hard work by man and many eras of earth. Only the oldest vines off of the vineyard are used for 'Love', most of which exceed 90 years in age. The fruit is handpicked and then to ensure only the best fruit is used is destemmed by hand, berry-by-berry by a team of 16 (it takes three hours to destem a single ton). Roughy a tenth of the fruit is left intact and is fermented entirely whole cluster along with the hand-destemmed portion. Fermentation occurs naturally and with foot stomping twice a day as the only means of extraction. After three weeks the must is gently pressed to a single 500L second use French puncheon, with only the free run juice being used. The wine rests quietly, in single-barrel solitude for 18 months.

Love Over Gold is made with a deft touch. The wine is magical, its core of fruit caresses the palate and displays great persistence. Love Over Gold’s tertiary aromas and minerality create complexity and drive into an extremely long finish. This is a wine that will truly age for decades to come.

  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Vineyard: Mengler's Hill
  • Vine Age: 88 years old
  • Yield: 1.4 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Pre-Cambrian Shallow Ironstone & Quartz Riddled Sandy, Grey Loam
  • Skin Contact: 3 weeks on skins - 10% whole cluster
  • Oak: 18 months in a single second passage French puncheon
  • Production: 50 cases produced
Winery & Regional Information
EDEN VALLEY

The high country of Eden Valley has a long history of viticulture equaling that of the Barossa Valley. Joseph Gilbert planted the first vines at his Pewsey Vale vineyard in 1847, the same year as the first plantings by Johann Gramp in the Barossa Valley at Rowland Flat. Eden Valley covers an area as large as that of the Barossa... Learn More »

LOVE OVER GOLD

EDEN VALLEY

"Love is an emotion that can be felt for an eternity.  Gold is just material." Learn More »

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