Wines of Shape & Power
This is the most elevated area of the Barossa Valley with sweeping views across the valley floor. Typically the wines have lovely supple grainy textures and great persistence of dark cherry flavours.
Many of the vines in Moppa Hills are planted on east facing slopes overlooking the Barossa Valley floor. Shattered ironstone and quartz litter the soil surface of these vineyards. This, coupled with the elevation of the vineyards contribute classic spice and mineral character to the wines crafted from Moppa.
It is easy to think of these wines as like a classic old Jaguar car - with great lines and shape; but plenty of power under the bonnet!
- Shallow red-brown clay loams with ironstone and quartz
- Elevation: 280m-350m
- Rainfall: 490mm
- Average Shiraz Harvest Date: Third week of March