'Mr. Black's Concoction'
The Shiraz fruit for this wine is selected quite late in the growing season to coincide with the picking of a small parcel of Viognier. The Viognier adds some stone fruit characters, but more importantly the co-fermentation of the Viognier skins changes the phenolics of the wine adding mouthfeel and texture to the shiraz. Both varieties were co-fermented on skins for 7 days then drained and pressed to seasoned oak for maturation up to 30 months.
This has a lovely aromatic lift from the Viognier component. Asian spices, game, incense, and blueberry aromas are followed by a medium- to full-bodied wine with layers of ripe fruit, excellent balance, and a pure, fruity finish.
- Region: Barossa Valley
- Varietal: 96% Shiraz - 4% Viognier
- Vintage: 2012
- Vineyard: Zimmerman's Zippy's Block on Rohenfeldt Road
- Vine Age: 43 years old
- Yield: 2.9 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Red Loam over Quarzite intermixed with Deep Clay
- Oak: 30 months in seasoned American barrique
- Production: 1,100 cases
With a rich history dating back to 1847, a profound and unique Silesian (German) influence, the Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions of South Australia and, indeed, Australia. The region is now rightly asserting not only its importance to the wine industry but the inestimable value of its storehouse of century-old vines and historic wineries. Learn More »
SMALL GULLY VINEYARDS
Established in 1999, Small Gully was founded by vignerons, Robert Bader and Darren Zimmermann and winemaker Stephen Black. In 2002 a winery was built at Darren's Marananga property, situated in a 'small gully' on Roennfeldt Road, Greenock in the Barossa Valley. Learn More »
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