Our homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year. The 2010 Factor displays the concentration & fruit purity that only the most meticulous farming can achieve. Delicate scents of wild blackberries, pipe smoke and pepper are supported by a dark core of espresso roast, black currants and coal. The palate offers tremendous texture and combines great richness with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and minerals. Brooding and densely packed, this majestic wine has the constitution to cellar for many years where it will slowly unravel its extravagant riches.
The manager on a highland estate is referred to as The Factor. Having spent two years in predominantly older oak, this wine manages to express true Barossa Shiraz character
VARIETAL: 100% Shiraz REGIONS: Marananga, Greenock, Krondorf, Gomersal, Kalimna & Ebenezer HARVEST: March 2010 pH: 3.73 ACIDITY: 6.59g/L ALCOHOL: 15.84% FERMENTATION: Small parcels of fruit from old dry grown vines are selected for their individual qualities and matured separately in both new and old French barriques. The wine was assembled in June 2012 and bottled without filtration or fining in August the same year.