The Reaper Shiraz 2016

The Reaper Shiraz 2016

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“You reap what you sow; success doesn’t come with ease”

Variety: Shiraz.

Region:  Barossa Valley
Alc/Vol: 14.5%
Winemaker: John Harris

Colour: Deep purple/garnet colour.

Bouquet: A beautiful aromatic bouquet of dark chocolate, plum, blackberries, earth and black pepper.

Palate: Concentrated fruit flavours of blackberry, plum, black olive, dark chocolate and earth. Allowing the wine time to open up will reveal a natural fruit elegance and perfectly engulfed oak flavours. The finish is long with perfectly balanced natural fruit acid and silky-smooth tannins which will ensure the longevity of this release.

Winemaking: Sourced from a single old vineyard in the Greenock sub region of the Barossa Valley on the Western Ridge. The Shiraz grapes were individually picked out in this vineyard for their exceptional quality just for this specific wine as the vintage conditions ensured small bunches and bunch numbers with tiny concentrated berries which I felt was perfect for this limited release and the style I wanted to achieve. The grapes were picked and delivered to the winery for crushing and were fermented in one small batch. Fermented with submerged cap in a small open top stainless-steel fermenter the skins were basket pressed and combined with the juice before being drained into barrel for 24 months maturation prior to bottling with minimal fining and filtration.

Cellaring:Drinking exceptionally now upon release and will continue to evolve and drink well for the next 7-10 years.