If Forever Exists 2016

If Forever Exists 2016

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“Inside my heart forever you’ll go, If forever exists…”

Variety: Shiraz.

Region:  Barossa Valley
Alc/Vol: 15%
Winemaker: John Harris

Colour: Deep garnet in colour.

Bouquet: Profoundly scented with a complex nose of dark chocolate, blackberries, mulberry, fig and spice. There are also suggestions of dried herbs and pencil shavings.

Palate: The palate reveals a well-balanced wine of massive proportions with plush, velvety structure that’s perfectly in tune with the fruit-forward, yet savoury characters that give it epic persistence. Dark chocolate, mocha and black olive all appear within a bed of chewy tannins and uplifting acid; the finish just goes on and on...

Winemaking: Sourced from select vines located in a single vineyard in Marananga region on the western side of the Barossa Valley from vines planted in 1900. The Shiraz grapes were individually picked out in the vineyard for their exceptional quality and picked separately to the rest of the vineyard.

The grapes are then handpicked and delivered to the winery and de-stemmed by hand on sorting tables before being transferred to a small purpose-built concrete fermenter. The juice is pumped over two to three times daily for seven days to extract, homogenize and regulate temperature before draining and loading the basket press by shovel. The skins are then gently pressed for approximately 24 hours to retrieve more of the essence of the grape. This juice is then blended with the juice collected earlier. After the wine has completed its malolactic ferment, it is matured in a mixture of American and French Puncheon barrels for 3 years without topping then bottled without fining or filtration.

Cellaring: Allow it to breathe for an hour or two prior to drinking to allow the true nature of the wine to reveal itself; this wine is built to last for decades or, If Forever Exists...