2015 The Bachelor Shiraz


  • The 2015 Barossa was an outstanding vintage, producing powerful and full-bodied Shiraz with jaw-dropping dark fruit meshed with silky new French oak.

    On the bouquet you can enjoy damsons, black cherries, liquorice and dark chocolate. The oak is seamlessly integrated into the wine providing a glorious spine and extra dimension.  Drink it from now until 2030.  Decanting will help open up the wine. Pour a glass and admire that intense, deep ruby colour. Poke your nose into the glass and breathe in that aroma of sweetly scented plums and mocha coffee.  When you taste the wine you’ll enjoy its full-bodied richness, it is a young wine full of potential and primary fruit.

    Keeping it in the cellar for longer will pay the complexity dividend.

     

    • 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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