2016 BAROSSA VALLEY
Shiraz Old Vine
97 PTS WINE ORBIT NZ
93+ PTS THE WINE FRONT 2017
92 PTS JAMES SUCKLING 2017
A story that has intrigued us for years is the fable of the legendary founders of Ancient Rome, Romulus and Remus. These twins were abandoned at birth and reared by a she-wolf. Romulus murdered his twin in a fit of rage over the naming of Rome, the city which both had built. Legend presents Romulus as the stronger, more powerful of the brothers, while Remus was more refined, focussed and elegant. We believe the twins’ characterise the distinctive and unique flavours and attributes of Shiraz from the twin valleys - the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.
Region: Barossa Valley
Blend: 100% Shiraz
Yield: 1.1 t/acre - 1.75 t/acre
TA: 6.1 g/l
Maturation: New American & French Oak Hogsheads
Cellaring: Optimum year 2028 + Built to last
Deep garnet in colour with an alluring complex aroma of dark-cherry, plums and roasted vanilla bean. The palate is powerful and well structured, fleshy, with chewy textured tannins finishing with polish and focus. The 2016 was an exceptional Barossa vintage indicating this wine will mature well for many years.
Vineyard | Region:
To qualify for the Romulus blend the vineyards need to over 50 years of age and managed sustainably.
Barossa Valley 50+ year-old vineyard | Gomersal sub-region
Barossa Valley 80+ year-old vineyard | Moppa sub-region
Barossa Valley 60+ year-old vineyard | Menglers Hill sub-region
Barossa Valley 60+ year-old vineyard | Light Pass sub-region
Production: 700 dozen
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