2016 Shiraz Barrel Select
Selected from the finest oak barrels of the 2016 vintage, this wine is rich and has a marvellous array of cherry, plum, spice, chocolate and oak flavours balanced by fine tannins on the long finish.
Hand-picked, destemmed, open-fermented with cultured yeast, two weeks on skins and aged in French oak for four years.
The 2016 vintage saw a season that had one of the coldest and driest winters, leading into a warm and dry spring and early summer; the harvest was the earliest on record. All in the region agreed that the Shiraz is of exceptional quality. This wine is from the Heathcote region which is famous as a premium Shiraz producing area. The vineyard's Cambrian soil allows the vines to consistently produce ripe, full-flavoured fruit, rich in berry and spice flavours with dark deep red colours.
Rowanston Barrel Select Shiraz award track record: Silver and Bronze medallist.
*RR 2016 Shiraz Barrel Select - Silver Medal, China Wine Competition 2020