Wilberforce Barossa Cabernet Shiraz 2017
COLOUR Deep crimson red with hints of purple. NOSE Aromas of blackberry, red jubes and plums with subtle notes of black currant and spice. PALATE The palate is elegantly structured with a silky texture and fruit sweetness to the mid palate with layers of red cherry, spice and subtle briar flavours. A big mouth fill, youthful and well balanced. WINEMAKING A combination of small and medium size static fermenters was used, with ‘wild’ yeasts present on the grape skins being allowed to initiate fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete the fermentation and parcels were then pressed and run to barrel with the result being a wine with excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity. FOOD PAIRING Charred middle eastern meat or a bold South East Asian curry. VINTAGE NOTES The growing season began with consistent rainfall throughout winter. Spring remained warmer and drier than average and although bunch and berry size was reduced, the vines were off to a healthy start. The reduced berry and bunch size have produced grapes of great aromatics and flavour. Summer was long and relatively mild with quite cool nights. This has helped to retain the acidity and pristine fruit flavours in our Shiraz.
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The Auld family history has many layers and William Patrick (WP) Auld made sure very early on it wouldn’t be confined to South Australia, climbing aboard his trusty stead Wilberforce for many an adventure. The pair were part of the expedition led by John McDouall Stuart that successfully crossed Australia from south to north for the first time, with WP lending his expertise as a surveyor. WP forged a special bond with Wilberforce, a muscular 17-hand dark brown stallion who allowed only WP to ride him. WP worked in the Auldana vineyard and was a founding member of the Adelaide Hunt Club in the Adelaide Hills, often riding with well-known poet and jockey Adam Lindsay Gordon. A descendant of the English horses brought to Australia by the first settlers, Wilberforce would run all day without tiring despite Australia’s unforgiving climate and was WP’s loyal companion for 37 years. Similar to WP’s tireless nag, the Wilberforce range is the workhorse of Auld Family Wines and won’t let you down. Sturdy, dependable and always on hand, these wines constantly deliver, just like Wilberforce when transporting WP thousands of kilometers through the Australian interior.
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