Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A wonderful Shiraz of depth and concentration, offering elegance and finesse, crafted by the region's most accomplished winemakers at Marananga's Barossa Valley Estate. Entourage is a tribute to the rich cultural and viticultural traditions of the Barossa. Third and fourth generation growers are devoted to their plantings of Shiraz and nurture the vines to produce the finest fruit Barossa has on offer. A long standing association, commitment and understanding of the soil, really does mean that Entourage expresses the heart and soul of Barossa.
Barossa Valley Estate was established in 1985 by a group of independent growers who saw an opportunity to add value to their harvest. The operation was initialized as a co-operative, with the objective of making and marketing premium bottled wine. Today, Barossa Valley Estate really does offer the pick of the Barossa, compiled from fruit grown throughout the valley by over eighty loyal growers. This breadth of selection gives Barossa Valley Estate a unique advantage, in that the winery can fashion a selection of wines that are pure Barossa. Shiraz grapes are traditionally fermented on skins before ageing in a selection of French and American oak barrels for up to a year. Alcohol 14.5%
Full depth red purple colour. The nose shows hints of opulent plums, coffee and cedar with a crunch of dark berries before a burst of olive and aniseed. The palate displays sweet spicy fruit in the mid palate, all plump and juicy. Entourage is full bodied and has a melt of oozing tannins to finish. Immaculate for an approachable Barossa Shiraz, savour alongside rich game dishes, roast beef and hard cheese.