Shiraz Petit Verdot Langhorne Creek South Australia
The historic Metala Vineyard has been in family hands since since the 1850s. Closely managed by fifth generation viticulturalist Guy Adams, the heritage property is the source of fruit for the national icon Metala label. Adam's family has been growing grapes since 1891, he still keeps a close watch over his vineyard which is just two minutes down the road from home. The pick of Langhorne Creek Shiraz is vinified alongside a sizeable inclusion of Petit Verdot, to be followed by an extravagant two years repose in a selection of the finest oak.
The Brothers in Arms concurred to embrace a flagship varietal, Shiraz was the obvious choice. A leading wine distributor from California who was seeking premium Shiraz picked up on Brothers in Arms. The brand was subsequently awarded George Mackey Trophy for Australia's best export wine out of a field of 13,000. This exclusively estate grown effort is sourced from twenty individual plantings on the Metala property at Langhorne Creek. The original vineyard at Metala is still bearing a hundred acres of vine, some are well over a century old. Following vinification, the final wine is matured two years in a combination of new, one and two year old French and American oak barriques. Alcohol 15.5%
Deep crimson colour. Distinct regional aromas of menthol, peppermint and mocha coffee, biscuity/ biscotti oak interwoven by blackberry and a touch of leather. Intense blackcurrant fruit and spice on the palate with super fine tannins which build with intensity before a long, mouth filling finish. Starts small and finishes big!