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  • Deep & opulent in true Northern Barossa style.
  • Crafted by two of the best in the game, aided by a 5th generation grower.
  • A gentle, limited intervention wine from a stunning vintage.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Deep Red
Nose A intense, heady aroma of blueberry and blackberry jam, with wafts of vanilla musk, black olives and tar.
Palate A fruit forward flavour of dark berry preserves and brooding fruits with a rich mineral driven sublayer. Sleek, mouth-coating tannins linger with a rich graphite and coffee finish.
Food Pairing Beef rouladen with buttered potatoes.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes The latest venture of Torbreck founder Dave Powell and his son Callum. Fifth generation grape grower, Marcus Schulz, first sold fruit to Dave in 1994 from Koonanga Hill vineyard. This North-Western Barossa site are rich in red yellow clay with a sandy topsoil.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Barossa Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Powell and Son
Powell & Son wines are made from some of the oldest and most sacred vineyards in the world. Sourced from various sites throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys, Callum and Dave Powell employ traditional, minimalist winemaking techniques to produce a wine that speaks of the place that it was grown. Their inspiration for winemaking having its roots in France’s Rhone Valley, Powell & Son red wines are made from the classic Rhone varietals: Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro and its whites: Roussanne, Marsanne and Riesling.



The Powell philosophy is that a great wine is made in the vineyard and so Callum and Dave work the vineyards they use on their own in the Winter season, then in the Summer pick the fruit and vinify using old concrete ferment vats and basket pressing – producing unique and expressive wines from their most prized vineyards throughout the Barossa.
Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)



For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the regions propensity to produce world class wines.



Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.



The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area, and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."

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