Opulent Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020
Introducing Opulent 2020: A Fruit-Driven Barossa Valley Shiraz
92 Points - Ray Jordan
90 Points - Halliday Wine Companion
Indulge in the richness and warmth of Barossa Valley with our exquisite Opulent 2020 Shiraz. This fruit-driven masterpiece boasts all the ripe black fruit flavors you love, a true reflection of the renowned Barossa style. Sourced from the esteemed Kalleske's Estate in the Northern region of the Barossa Valley, this wine is a testament to our traditional handcrafted approach, ensuring every sip is a pure and expressive delight.
Tasting Note: Opulent 2020 exudes the essence of Barossa Valley's opulence. Plush, full-bodied, and luscious, its deeply colored and equally flavored profile entices the senses. Embrace the inviting warmth of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and coffee on the bouquet and palate. Bursting with black cherries and sweet, spicy damson plums, this wine truly captivates.
Pairing: Embrace the culinary delights of grilled red meat or savor the harmony with creamy and cheesy tomato-based dishes for an unforgettable pairing.
Vinification: Our meticulous vinification process includes cold soaking on skins to extract color, followed by extended skin contact for 16 days to impart structure and weight to the palate. The gentle press and secondary fermentation in oak barrels add finesse and character.
Maturation: Aged for 12 months in 2nd-4th fill American and French oak barrels, this wine attains its distinct personality and complexity.
Vineyards: The grapes for Opulent 2020 come from vines planted between 1990 and 2005 in the iconic subregions of Koonunga and Ebenezer, both prized grape-growing areas within the Barossa Valley. The ancient soils in this region restrict vine growth, yielding a wine of unparalleled intensity and concentration.
Cellaring: Allow this wine to evolve gracefully in the cellar for up to 10 years, witnessing its transformation from dark fruit-packed youth to a softer, more complex and nuanced maturity.
Experience the allure of Opulent 2020, a true expression of Barossa Valley's finesse and flavor. Unlock the potential of this remarkable Shiraz and embark on a journey of taste and elegance.