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Handcrafted Wine

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Forgotten Hero 2016 Shiraz (Vineyard 1951)

  • Forgotten Hero is sourced from a stunning vineyard planted by the Atze family in 1951; a survivor of the infamous vine pull scheme of the 1980s. John and Barb Kalleske rescued the old vineyard in 1983 and have nurtured its vines ever since.

    Forgotten Heroes three decades ago, these low yielding vines now provide intensely flavoured grapes for this classic Barossa Shiraz. Intuitive, small-batch winemaking, a minimum 20 months maturation in new French oak barrels, coupled with it only being bottled from the most outstanding vintages, results in a truly distinguished, complex and full-bodied wine.

    Due to the tiny size of this vineyard and the low yields, less than 70 cases are bottled in any one vintage.

    A rare treat, not to be missed.

     

    • Vintage:  2016
      Grape Varieties: Shiraz 100%
      Harvest Date: February 2016
      Bottling Date: July 2018
      Technical Details: 15% Alc. 
      Food Pairing

      Grilled or roast beef and lamb. Big beefy stew, venison or a mellow blue cheese.

      Serving Temperature:

      18 Degrees Celcius.

      Cellaring:

      The 2016 vintage is a big and powerful vintage and the Forgotten Hero Shiraz shows it in spades. This wine will cellar for 20 + years.

      Background/Story:

      Forgotten Hero is sourced from a stunning vineyard planted by the Atze family in 1951; a survivor of the infamous vine pull scheme of the 1980s. 5th generation Barossa Valley and long haul grape growers, John and Barb Kalleske, rescued the old block in 1983 and have nurtured its vines ever since.
      Once a Forgotten Hero three decades ago, this low yielding block now provides me with intensely flavoured grapes for this classic Barossa Shiraz. Due to the tiny size of this vineyard and the low yields, less than 70 cases are bottled in any one vintage.

      Fermentation/Maturation

      21 days extended maceration time on skins.
      Primary and secondary fermentation in oak Barrels.    24 months in 100% new French oak Hogshead (300
      litre) barrels.

      Vineyard:

      Planted 1951, Rows running North to South, Single
      cordon spur vines. Sandy Loam over red –brown clay.

      Vintage:

       A warm vintage which saw nice even and early ripening giving the wines great balance and powerful weight. Colour is excellent and the tannin profile ripe and smooth. 



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