Head ‘Brunette’ Shiraz

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“When I came across this vineyard it was in really bad condition.  I knew it had great potential because technically it had all the things I had been looking for.  Even though; ravaged by kangaroos, rabbits and without any water, in its first year – I produced a wonderful wine.  There is a powerful minerality that runs through this wine, perhaps due to the fact it is the highest altitude vineyard on the Western side of the Barossa at approximately 340-380m.

The soils include deep red clays and large ironstone rocks (Brunette in colour). This vineyard even attains a level of lignification in the stems allowing for partial whole bunch fermentation.  The alcohol is always at around 13.5% and these unique characters allow me the opportunity to take this wine to a level comparable with the great Syrah wines of the world”