Shiraz Viognier 2018 – Black Market Deal #37611
- Rich, full-bodied
Big, bold, muscular Barossa shiraz with a touch of viognier to show off it’s prettier side. In terms of winemaking, everything but the kitchen sink has been thrown at this big boy. The fruit was handpicked at optimal ripeness, then the two components were co-fermented before being put to rest in new French oak for a whopping two years. It’s all black cherry, chocolate, spicy oak and florals (that’s the viognier) in a dense, inky wine that has two decades of life in it. If wine could arm wrestle, here’s your champion.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
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- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 96% Shiraz, 4% Viognier
- Serving Temp.
Confusingly, the Barossa Zone (aka 'Barossa') encompasses the Eden and Barossa Valley regions (the word 'Valley' being the key differentiator). If you don't want all your eggs in one basket, or all your shiraz from one region, this is one solid way to get some complexity of layers (of course, it's not all about shiraz - ha! Yes it is). Despite being about the same area, Eden Valley only has about 20% of the area under vine that its more famous neighbour manages. But it's no surprise that you'll find many of the big and boutique players sourcing their most expensive wines from a little higher than the Barossa Valley floor. So if you see a wine labelled as 'Barossa', you might just be looking at something that extra bit special.