Insignis, Latin for “gem”, perfectly encapsulates the essence of the wines that we produce under our award-winning winemaker Matt O'Leary. The source for these wines is our Green’s Vineyard located in the heart of the iconic Barossa Valley. Sitting east of Tanunda, at the foot of the Barossa ranges, the eclectic mix of soils provides the personality for our wines. Planted to Shiraz and Grenache, the Green’s Vineyard pays homage to the traditions of the Barossa Valley albeit in a modern way.
Featured Insignis Wines
Insignis Green’s Vineyard Barossa Valley Reserve Shiraz 2014
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
Insignis Green's Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
This estate Shiraz is made to show the range of characters that can be produced from the different vine plantings across the Green’s Vineyard. A mix of older and younger vines planted over a mix of soil types adds to the complexing characters found in this wine.
The individual batches have been matured in a mix of new and seasoned French oak to add layers of complexity whilst helping to concentrate the flavours. The final blend is a modern take on traditional Barossa Valley Shiraz, this wine is intended to show all the dark berry and chocolate characters that are the hallmark of Barossa Shiraz but in a bright, fruit driven way supported with spice and some subtle oak derived tannins.
Total Acidity 6.2g/L
Residual Sugar 0.85g/L
Insignis Green’s Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2015
Shiraz Grenache Mataro, more commonly called SGM, is a wine style that marries the berry and chocolate Shiraz characters with floral Grenache and smokey spice Mataro notes. All the batches have been individually fermented and matured to allow for the final blending to maximise the characters and quality.
A bright aromatic wine, the key to its success lies in the combination of the flavours and textures of this wine. Generally blended early to capture the freshness of the Grenache, this SGM blend is a bright, fleshy and sumptuous wine. Ready to drink now, careful cella ring will continue to reward with the evolution of more savoury flavours and aromas.
Total Acidity 6.1g/L
Residual Sugar 0.5g/L