Deep crimson in colour with a complex aroma of dark cherry, plums and ripe cocoa beans. The palate is powerful and well structured, fleshy, with lashings of flavour finishing refined and focused.
Old Vine Shiraz
- Shiraz 100% old vine (50+ years-old)
- Alcohol 14.5%
- pH 3.6
- Acidity 6.2 g/L
- Residual sugar: nil
- Moppa 80+ year-old vines
- Menglers Hill 60+ year-old vines
- Ebenezer 60+ year-old vines
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open topped fermenters. The fruit was chilled for 6 days before being allowed to naturally warm up to start fermentation. To optimise the vineyard expression a range of hand plunging cap management techniques were used across the different vineyard parcels. Post-pressing, the wines were transferred to a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. Matured for 20 months in oak without racking, the wines were then carefully blended, naturally clarified and bottled without filtration.
To qualify for the Romulus blend the vineyards need to over 50 years of age and managed sustainably.
A story that has intrigued us for years is the fable of the legendary founders of Ancient Rome, Romulus and Remus. These twins were abandoned at birth and reared by a she-wolf. Romulus murdered his twin in a fit of rage over the naming of Rome, the city which both had built. Legend presents Romulus as the stronger, more powerful of the brothers, while Remus was more refined, focussed and elegant. We believe the twins’ characterise the distinctive and unique flavours and attributes of Shiraz from the twin valleys – the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.
Optimum year 2023+