Block 51 Limited Release, Basket Pressed, Greenock Barossa Shiraz 2010

The Block 51 “Basket Pressed” Limited Release Greenock Barossa Shiraz 2010 was sourcedĀ  from superb fruit from the ultra-premium Greenock sub-region in the Barossa Valley.

Only the finest of winemaking skills were adhered to including open fermenters, basket pressing and skillfully aged in the finest of oak. It exhibits an intense deep purple colour and offers rich aromas of plums, blueberries, fruit cake with hits of lavender, black olive and subtle wood spices. It is a full-bodied, rich and fleshy style, with dark chocolate, liquorice and black berry flavours, and soft and supple tannins that support the blue fruit flavours. It is young and fresh and can be enjoyed early or could handle midterm cellaring. It is one of those really unforgettable wines delivering a dark rich purple plethora of flavours.

The 2010 Shiraz was sourced from our two vineyards in the North West of the Barossa, overlooking the Greenock Creek. The fruit was picked over a four week period, which ensured blending options for a more complex finished wine.

The individual parcels were fermented in stainless steel open fermenters, macerated on skins for seven to ten days before basket pressing straight to seasoned French Oak barrels.

The wines were allowed to spontaneously undergo malolactic fermentation and were kept in individual barrels until final blending.

The 2010 Shiraz exhibits an intense deep purple colour and offers rich aromas of plums, blueberries, fruit cake with hints of lavender, black olive and subtle wood spices. It is a full-bodied, rich and fleshy style, with dark chocolate, liquorice and blackberry flavours, and soft and supple tannins that support the blue fruit flavours. It is young and fresh and can be enjoyed early or could handle mid-term cellaring.

RRP $30.00, Paid $15.00 through Get Wines Direct.

1 Comment so far »

  1. Deb Gray said,

    Wrote on May 2, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    Highly recommend

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