2016 Château Tanunda Terroirs of the Barossa Ebenezer District Shiraz
Heritage Chateau Tanunda was established in 1890 and is the site of some of the first vines planted in the Barossa in the 1840s as well as the Valley’s first winery. The Chateau is an Australian heritage icon whose grand buildings, magnificent gardens and prime vineyards are owned by the Geber family. In the Barossa, the family continue their own tradition of fine winemaking which spans over three centuries.
Vineyard The Terroirs of the Barossa looks to highlight the unique wine flavor characteristics within the individual sub-regions, or ‘Parishes’ in the Barossa. These differences stem from the relationships between man and place, with soils, climate zones, viticulture, aspects and water access, all playing important roles in the flavor of the grapes of these sites. From the northern district of Ebenezer, home to some of the greatest vineyards in Australia known for their great ageability and velvety tannins. Soil: Red Brown Earth on Calcerous Subsoils. Altitude: 278m
Winemaking To ensure the unique character of this sub region is exemplified in the wine, small open fermenters and our basket press were employed to gently extract the wine. Aging in the finest quality oak and selection of the truest barrels for 18 months has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin.
Tasting Notes Shiraz wines from this region are typically characterised by lifted aromas of lavender and spice.The palate is full of red fruits, leather, cedar and fine, talc like tannins.
pH: 3.3 TA: 6.7 g/L RS: >0.5 g/L Alc/Vol: 15% Closure: Cork Maturation:18 months’ French and American oak Drink: 2017-2032 Winemaker: Neville Rowe