2018 Henry's Seven

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$33.50

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Barossa

Crimson with violet hues. Lifted aromatics of red berries, black cherry and plum are supported by violets, anise, sage and cracked pepper. The vibrant palate exudes rich plum and red currant flavours, with hints of pepper and anise. Decadent layers of flavor and texture are supported by svelte tannins and excellent length.

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Product Information

Vintage
2018
Grape variety breakdown

67% Shiraz | 17% Grenache | 10% Mataro | 6% Viognier

Technical Details
Alcohol: 14.5% | pH:

3.52

| Acidity:

5.98g/L

| Volume: 750mls

Harvest Date

13 March – 8 April

Maturation

Viognier co-fermented with shiraz; grenache and mataro fermented separately. Matured in 5% new and 95% seasoned French hogsheads for 9 months prior to blending and bottling.

Background

This shiraz, grenache, mataro, viognier blend is a tribute to Henry Evans who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. He quickly developed a reputation for producing the best wines in the southern colony. Following Henry’s death in 1868, his widow Sarah exercised her temperance convictions by closing the winery and uprooting all the winegrapes. This blend highlights the historical introduction of southern French and Spanish varieties to South Australia in those early pioneering days and reflects the history, religion and culture of the Barossa.

Cellaring potential

Exceptional vintage, 15+ years (from vintage)

Serving Temperature

15°C

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Vintage Description

A moderately wet winter combined with average spring conditions meant that vines grew well in the mild weather. Ideal flowering conditions in late spring/early summer lead to the potential for near-average yields. Late December became warm and dry and assured for healthy canopies with low disease pressure. The summer months of January and February were typically hot and dry but extreme heat periods were shorter than in recent memory, characterised instead by well above-average overnight temperatures. March and April provided the light and warmth which lead to full and balanced maturity being achieved across all grape varieties. All in all, the 2018 vintage will be considered a standout of this decade, fittingly so in the year we celebrated our 150th anniversary of family winemaking.

Recommended Food Pairing

Rollata di Vitello ai Funghi

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