2016
Love over Gold
'Avenue to Gold'
'Mengler's Hill'
Shiraz
Eden Valley

2016
Love over Gold
'Avenue to Gold'
'Mengler's Hill'
Shiraz
Eden Valley

The more accessible of the two wines, though also the 'bigger' of the two, think Côte Blonde vs 'Love's' Côte Brune. A bit of the old 88+ year old vines are used but the majority of the fruit comes from the younger hillside plantings in addition to the 'Imagine' and 'Inspire' blocks at the base of the hill. 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). 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 500L second use French puncheons. The only addition of SO2 is post ML in barrel. The wine ages for six months in barrel and then it is gravity fed to concrete tank where it finishes maturation for an additional ten months.

Avenue to Gold possesses a very lifted aromatic and excellent ripe fruit that create a lasting mouth feel, it will age very well for 10 to 15 years.

  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vineyard: Mengler's Hill
  • Vine Age: Average: 22 years old
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Pre-Cambrian Shallow Ironstone & Quartz Riddled Sandy, Grey Loam
  • Oak: 6 months in seasoned French tonneau followed by 10 months in Concrete
  • Production: 200 cases
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 »

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EDEN VALLEY

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