'Old Vine' Fruit Core to Old Block Shiraz

This is an area in the southern central part of the Barossa. Characterised by rolling landscapes enclosed by ridges to the east and west, within the narrowing part of the southern Barossa Valley.

This area has a great diversity of soils. Within it, there is a small, unique section where the soils are formed from a mudslide out of Eden Valley. This mudslide brought an assortment of soils and rocks which provide a range of flavours that offer plentiful blending options from a relatively small holding of land.

The blending ability of these wines is best observed in our Old Block Shiraz. A 1926 planted block from Rowland Flat forms the lovely texture at the core of this wine.

 

Key varietals

  • Shiraz

Soil

  • Sandy loams gradating to red loams on rises

Statistics

  • Elevation: 200m-280m
  • Rainfall: 500mm
  • Average Shiraz Harvest Date: First week of March