Depp crimson with ruby hues. Attractive aromas of spiced plum, red currant and blue and black berry fruits are met with floral nuances of violets and black pepper spice. The round supple palate is filled with juicy blue and red fruits, spiced plum, liquorice and notes of crushed tarragon, with beautifully textured svelte tannins and long, peppery finish.
Grape Variety: 66% Shiraz, 15% Grenache, 10% Mataro, and 9% Viognier
Maturation: Viognier co-fermented with Shiraz; Grenache and Mataro fermented separately. Matured in seasoned French hogsheads for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.
The Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro Viognier blend is tribute to Henry Evans who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. He quickly developed a reputation for producing the best wines in the southern colony. Following Henry's death in 1868, his widow Sarah exercised her temperance convictions by closing the winery and uprooting all the wine grapes. This blend highlights the historical introduction of southern French and Spanish varieties to South Australia in those early pioneering days and reflects the history, religion and culture of the Barossa.