B3 Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2010
After a dry 2009 vintage, the Barossa received its best winter rains since 2005, which replenished soil profiles. The growing season started out cool and wet which meant slow vine growth during September and early October. This was followed by warm to hot weather from late October and November, which stimulated strong vine growth and provided healthy vine canopies. A seven day burst of unseasonal hot weather in early November during flowering, resulted in reduced fruit set in some vineyards and varieties, but caused no damaging effects on the vines health. Average temperatures were experienced through December and January with no extended periods of very hot weather. Weather conditions through the ripening months of February and March were ideal with warm sunny days and relatively cool nights. The vintage was typically dry and Mediterranean. As a result both reds and whites display purity of aroma and flavour and great varietal expression.
Vibrant red/purple hues. The nose shows an attractive warm, sweet spice flavours typical of Barossa Grenache, with hints of licorice and confectionary notes. The palate has an abundance of fleshy, ripe fruits with dark spice notes. The wine is mid weight with a rich palate structure and fine, well rounded tannins on the finish, balanced with lingering sweet fruit flavours.
The vines range from 12 to 35 years of age and are located in the Barossa, South Australia. Yields for this fruit are on average 3t/acre.
Alcohol % / Volume 14.5%