Sons of Eden
Benchmark pack


Selene Tempranillo 2015  x 2
Zephyrus Shiraz 2019 x 2
Eurus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 x 2

These wines are exemplary examples of single varietal wines made only from varieties that the Barossa produces to the highest world standard.

Grape Variety:

  • Selene 2015 - Tempranillo 100%
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  • Zephyrus 2019 - Shiraz 100%
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  • Eurus 2018 – Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Selene Tempranillo 2015:
The Tempranillo is grown in the Light Pass sub-region of the Barossa Valley, which is classic red soil over limestone, and sits high on the eastern edge of the Valley. Likely, the oldest planting of Tempranillo in the region, planted in 1999 and is managed with low-input sustainable viticultural practices.
The fruit was handpicked, destemmed and fermented in a mix of small fermenters, both stainless steel and oak. Extended skin contact pre and post fermentation together with daily hand plunging was utilised to assist in retaining fruit character and building tannin structure.
The ferments were pressed to a mix of new and seasoned 500 litres French oak vessels. Matured undisturbed for 30 months, then naturally clarified and bottled with minimal filtration.

Zephyrus Shiraz 2019:
This wine is a blend of 11 unique individual Shiraz parcels, made from fruit grown from throughout the Barossa Region. The blend of cooler climate Eden Valley Shiraz (62%) and warmer climate Barossa Valley Shiraz (38%) combine beautifully to enhance the palate structure and aromatics.
An array of fermentation techniques were utilised, all involving extended skin contact and gentle hand-plunging. Each of the fermentations retained varying levels of whole-bunch fruit clusters from 10 to 25%, then after 15-20 days on skins each ferment was pressed into a mix of new (40%) and seasoned French oak hogsheads. After a maturation of 12 months the wine was blended, naturally clarified and bottled without finings or filtration.

Eurus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018:
This wine is from the vintage’s best Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and in 2018 produced from a single vineyard in central Eden Valley.
The grapes were handpicked and 100% de-stemmed into an open top fermenter, where they remained for 20 days. Naturally fermented and hand plunged daily then pressed to a mix of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for maturation. Matured in barrel for 20 months with no racking, before being clarified and bottled without filtration.

Zephyrus Shiraz – Optimum year 2028
Eurus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Optimum year 2027
Selene Tempranillo 2015 – Optimum year 2025

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