The Willows Vineyard Shiraz 2016 - Barossa Valley
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
This is a cracker! We thought this week we would offer the perfect remedy to accompany you during the chilly Winter nights of July - a full-bodied brooding Barossa beauty! We are fussy though so It took us a while to find the perfect example that delivered the power and depth we wanted without the jamminess or heat which occasionally haunts this region, which we didn’t want.
The Scholz family set up a cellar door in 1989 when they first started selling wines under the Willows Vineyard label. The vineyards are situated near the Northern Barossan village of Light Pass planted in 1936 with further plantings in the ’60s and ’70s. This is a beautiful traditional style Barossa Shiraz with the pleasure scale dialled right up!
Inky dark colour and beautiful inviting nose ushers in a bold mouth-filling action-packed palate showing classic notes of dark berries, black pepper and liquorice spice with both French and American oak at work adding lovely chocolate and spicy mocha flavours. Feels good. Tastes good. Smart buying here. Lovely stuff indeed.
First planted in 1936 The Willows Vineyard is located on the banks of the North Para River near the village of Light Pass.
This northern Barossa location is distinguished by its cooling gully breezes during vintage, providing slow ripening and a clearer expression of berry and spice flavours in red wines and lifted varietal fruit characters in whites.
The 100 acre Willows Vineyard ranges from deep alluvial soils, ideal for root development and the vigour of Cabernet and Semillon, to red brown loam over clay and tough sandy soils where old Shiraz vines produce premium quality fruit.
The vines range in age - from the Semillon which is more than 70 years old to the Shiraz, Cabernet and Riesling which were planted in the 1960s and 1970s.
The vines are hand pruned in July and August, establishing a foundation for the controlled yields and quality expected in the following year.
Supplementary watering is used to maintain vine health and ensure ripeness and maturity.
"Some of our older vines on heavier soils can survive without a drink all season," Peter said.
"But there is little point in dry growing vines if it affects vine health and the composition of the fruit.
"We restrict watering but we don't like stressing the vine too much, as it can be counter-productive to quality."
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