Our Reserve Shiraz is the ultimate expression of the quality of the Shiraz grapes grown on our Green’s Vineyard. This wine is a barrel selection, blended to show the power and purity of Barossa Shiraz but also to highlight the elegance that can be achieved.
This grapes for the Reserve Shiraz come from the oldest plantings which date back to 1970. These gnarly, dry-grown vines produce mainly smaller berries with concentrated flavours and tannins. But where these vines are in more fertile soil the berries get a little larger. It is these berries that add the flesh to the wine which balances the tannins and bring the elegance to the final blend.
The wine has been matured in a mix of new and seasoned French oak barrels for about 18 months. Maturation in French oak helps the wine to soften and further concentrate the flavours. It also adds layers of aromas helping to integrate the dark berry characters with the mocha and toasted spices offered by the oak.
This wine is power in a velvet glove.
Total Acidity 6.1g/L
Residual Sugar 0.7g/L