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2006 Eddies Old Vine Shiraz

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  • An Outstanding vintage. Only a handful of bottles left.  

    Named in honour of the two Barossans who planted a vineyard in 1912, The Eddies Old Vine Shiraz celebrates the Barossa’s irreplaceable treasure-trove of old vineyards.  Combining the fruit from a rare ancient vineyard, planted in 1912, with fruit from a 59 year old vineyard and a 1975 block.  Andy Kalleske has captured the essence of these ancient vines which his parents, Barb and John have been nurturing for forty years. 2006 is universally recognised as an amazing Barossa Shiraz vintage and my view is that this is one which you should have in your cellar; This is a cracking vintage and is proving a populuar choice in some of the finest establishments around Australia.

    When you’re looking for archetypal Barossa Valley Shiraz look no further than this magnificent wine. The core of the wine is a century-and-a-bit old vineyard planted by the Eddies who give their name to the wine. Their plantings, together with two other old vine vineyards owned by the Kalleske family make up this broodingly intense red.

    Pristine and youthfully deep, it’s virtually impenetrable with the ruby red colour showing the power and concentration which low yielding, seriously old vines give. A gloriously aromatic bouquet led by sweet spices and backed up by damson plum, dark chocolate and the most subtle of toasty oak.

    The rich, enveloping palate is lush and smooth with bright fruit; dark cherries and Christmas cake made all the more complex by the layers of spices: cloves, cinnamon and anise. As anticipated the finish is uber-long with a savoury, umami note which leaves you wanting another sip.

    Pairing:  Grilled or roast beef with a pepper sauce, slow roast lamb shank, barbequed or flame grilled red meats.

    Alcohol : 15.5 %

    Fermentation: 10 days extended maceration time on skins. Secondary fermentation in oak Barrels.

    Blend composition: 1912 Block 60% -1951 Block 40%  – 

    Bottling Date: 12th February 2008

    Maturation 23 Months in 25% New French, 25% New American, 50% 2nd fill French and American Oak Hogshead (300 litres). barrels.

    Vintage: 2006 was an exceptional vintage with a wetter than average winter and warm ripening period, giving the wines amazing cellaring potential.

    Cellaring: Eddies Old Vine 2006 is drinking startlingly well after a decade of cellaring. ; This wine will last and last for 25 years with a good cellar and self-control!

    Optimal Serving: Serve at 16 degrees Celcius for optimal flavour

    Quickly decant to clarify the wine before enjoying.

     

    • Vintage:  2015
      Grape Varieties: Shiraz 100%
      Harvest Date: March 2015
      Bottling Date: July 22nd 2016
      Technical Details: 14.5% Alc. | 3.6 pH | 5.2 TA
      Food Pairing

      Perfect for high grade Wagyu steak or slow roast lamb

      Serving Temperature:

      16 Degrees Celcius.

      Cellaring:

      Enjoy 2016 or carefully cellar until. 2028

      Background/Story:

      The Bachelor’ is produced by carefully selecting small sections of wine grapes from the family owned vineyards of Atze’s corner wines. As every variety of wine grapes is affected by the climate differently every vintage

      This vineyard was named in honour of the previous owner of the land, Bert “The Bachelor” Kleinig, who sold the land to the Kalleske family. Prime vineyard territory that it is, Barb and John just had to plant it with Shiraz.Koongunga, with the Kalleske family’s five generations of grape growing experience and you’ve got a sure-fire recipe for success.

      Maturation

      18 Months in 20% New french oak and 3rd and 4th fill mix of French and American Oak Hogsheads to give stunning oak smoothness and rich mouthfeel.

      Vineyard:

      Two of the Barossa Valley’s Sub regions make up 100% of the Shiraz in this wine. They are Ebenezer and Koonunga – The Shiraz is the most northerly family owned vineyard in the Barossa Valley, Elevation 280 metres, an annual rainfall of 500mm, red/brown earth over deep red clays, warm to hot summer days, cool/cold nights.tage, only the parcels of fruit of appropriate quality are selected in the blend.

      Vintage:

      A very warm and low yielding vintage has given wines of real strong black fruit and fine tannin. Along with an excellent capability of being rewarded with careful cellaring and patience.



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