Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz 2012$100.00
The Red Queen of the Eden Valley vineyard was 101 years young in vintage 2012. These ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.
On April the 23rd whole bunches of flavour ripe Shiraz were hand harvested, then we gently crushed two thirds of the grapes over a third of whole bunch fruit and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eleven days, hand plunged three times a day, before careful basket pressing into half new and half one year old French Oak Barriques to finish fermentation.
Two and a half years maturation and a racking in the same oak, we bottled 472 dozen only of this fourth vintage of Red Queen without filtration or fining, to capture the essence of the vineyard. Dandelion Vineyard’s Red Queen will reward cellaring and decanting. Thank you Mr. Kroehn.
Red Queen of the Eden Valley won three Trophies at the Barossa Wine Show in September 2014; The Tanunda Cellars Trophy for Best Young Dry Red Shiraz (Classes 9 &...
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