The grapes for the epsilon Shiraz are estate grown, made and matured on the 20 acre site which is situated on the western side of the Barossa Valley in the famed sub region of Greenock. Three pickings are done throughout the vintage period over a time period of around 6 weeks. This gives us much more variety when it comes to blending the wines for producing the best possible Shiraz for each year. Typically our wines are very similar each year due to the fact we are in total control of the management of the site from pruning to when the wine goes into bottle. Only Mother Nature has the ability to change the wine characteristics and although some years have been a challenge we have been able to produce great valued wines year in year out.
Winemaking is carried out by ourselves, in a traditional minimalistic way. The grapes are destemed not crushed then fermented for 7 to 11 days. During this time the ferment is pumped over 2 - 3 times a day & kept at a temperature of 22-25 degrees to ensure that maximum flavour and complexity are extracted from the fruit. The wines are matured in new and seasoned French and American oak for 12 - 24 months.
The 2015 Shiraz has a strong , deep purple, attractive hue.
Extremely aromatic and inviting with flavours of dark plum, black cherry hints of mocha and vanilla . This is one juicy and fruit driven wine that is just a absolute beauty. The clever use of french and American oak give a mouthfeel of fine grained tannins and a long, persistent finish.
This super premium Barossa Shiraz is a full throttle single vineyard Shiraz from our vineyard site on the north western side of Greenock. A sub region in the Barossa Valley recognised for producing unique, powerful shiraz with intense flavour and long lingering finishes.
The "1994 Greenock 2013 Shiraz" has a rich and powerful bouquet that is typical for the range of epsilon wines. With its full bodied style, this densely coloured Shiraz has loads of ripe black fruits, vanilla and mocha plus a subtle hint of pepper and after maturing for 16 months in brand new high quality French oak hogsheads, the finish is long, lingering and well integrated. I dare you to stop at one glass.