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    Head 'Head Red' GSM 2018

    Head 'Head Red' GSM 2018

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    Always picked on the cusp of ripeness with some whole-bunches retained during the fermentation. The Grenache component is sourced from up to four different vineyards across the Barossa, all aged between 25 & 76 years old. The Shiraz component is a blend of Eden Valley vineyards and the Mataro is sourced from a dry-grown vineyard on Mengler's Hill, Eden Valley. Each varietal component is fermented separately, resulting in more fruit definition, purity and accessibility.

    Producer

    Head Wine’s focus has been on single site Rhone varietals and as far back as 2006, Alex Head started making whole bunch Shiraz, pushing for larger format oak and earlier bottlings. A whole tribe of new, young producers have over the last decade really pushed this boundary — figuratively, as well as literally into the region’s higher elevations. Alex started the Old Vine Grenache in old foudres in 2013 and won the trophy at the Barossa Wine Show. As Alex says with a smile, "...these styles are here to stay." While there’s no denying the European influence — this shows in Alex’s preferences for elevage and in careful, gentle attention to maturation — he’s also adamant that his priority is to produce wines the way the fruit suggests or allows, adding, "Ultimately, it’s Barossa fruit". In any case, this is slow winemaking and each parcel is made differently: decisions are usually made on the spot, there’s never a recipe.

    Alex Head - Barossa champion of Rhône style wines.

    Region

    Australia’s most famous wine region is known for many things. Gnarled, ancient bush-vines and big bold wines. The depth and concentration of its Shiraz, the perfume and line of its Grenache and the spice and meaty heft of its Mataro, or indeed a blend of all three and admired across the globe. But it is a region that is evolving. Sub-regional nuance is being explored and celebrated, alcohol and oak levels have retreated, alternative varieties have been embraced and wine styles span from the concentrated classics to natty numbers. In short; the Barossa is going through a renaissance and in the process, rediscovering itself and confidently paving its path into the future. Local Knowledge: Check out the lovely Casa Carboni wine bar in Angaston.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      5-10 Years
    • Varieties

      Grenache Blend
    • Vintage

      2018
    • Alcohol Content

      14.4%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

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