Pressing wines are mythical, they are a look into the heart and soul of the vineyard. Everything is stripped bare and you are left with a taste of the vineyard. That’s why there is never very much, in this case 220 dozen, and they are only made in magical years like 2021
The 2021 vintage was in a word ‘Brilliant’. Barossa saw cool and dry conditions which has produced excellent quality reds and whites. Great growing conditions combined with good yields created a memorable harvest, with all wines showing a wide array of aromas and flavours. Soft supple tannins are in abundance in the reds which has ensured easy drinking in their youth, with careful cellaring also reaping rewards. The highlight for 2021 was the overall quality, a genuine 10/10 season.
Sourced from the “hard pressings” wine of multiple, younger blocks from the Kaesler and Marananga sites.
APPEARANCE: Deep red with a black core.
BOUQUET: The nose is as compressed as the pressure that forged it. Bursting with red berry fruit, liquorice and black fruited jam spilt on warm stone.
PALATE: Full bodied, the sophisticated palate of black fruits combined with slate like tannins, merges texture, taste and imagery together.
FOOD MATCH: Rich, red meat dishes.
Region: Barossa Valley