Region: GI Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, South Australia
Variety: Shiraz 100% Estate grown and hand pruned
Vintage: The 2016 growing season was very dry with below average winter rains. A warm October advanced the season through to harvest by two weeks. Good flower set in November resulted in slightly above average yields and the mild days and cool nights in February and March extended the ripening period producing well balanced fruit across all varieties. Despite the early season the fruit developed full palate depth, lovely tannins, complex fruit characters and excellent colour. Another very good vintage from Bowen Estate.
Wine: A lovely dark purple density of colour alludes to the depth of flavour of this wine. The fabulous vintage conditions amplified the rich plum fruit characters which our Shiraz vines produce. As ever with strong Coonawarra vintages the layers of flavour on the palate are endless. Fine tannins are melded with great Shiraz fruit characters giving palate depth and balance. A wine to drink now and into the future.
Drink: Over the next 5 - 7 years.
The Bowen Family is proud to guarantee the origin of this wine. All grapes used are grown and harvested from our sustainably grown vineyards located on Coonawarra’s famous terra rossa soil.