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Handpicked wines makes regionally expressive and site-specific wines in a growing list of the world's great wine regions.
Our ethos has always been to share our love of wine with others. We want to demystify the world of wine and bring others on the journey, having lots of fun on the way.
Grown in the heart of the Barossa Valley, this is a concentrated yet refined wine with rich dark plums and blackberry fruits layered with spicy cedar and vanilla oak and velvety, fine tannin.
After being hit by spring frost the vineyard bounced back, albeit with diminished yields. January and February were dry and warm and some hot patches in February put the brakes on ripening. Milder warm weather continued into autumn, allowing good hang time for development of complex flavours. Our Shiraz harvest took place in the first two weeks of April.
The fruit was fermented in open and static fermenters with pumping over and hand plunging. The wine was aged in a mix of seasoned and new barrels for 15 months. We use a selection of French barrels for tasty and nuanced oak character.