Eisenstone, Becker Vineyard, Koonunga, SV907, Shiraz, 2021, Barossa Valley, Australia

Producer Profile

Celebrating the rich German heritage of the Barossa Valley, the name Eisenstone comes from a blend of the German word for iron – Eisen and the English – Stone. The name celebrates the Ironstone soils in which the vines grow and the stone used by the original German settlers to build much of the famous Barossa buildings that still stand to this very day.

This is a brilliantly unique project headed by creator and winemaker Stephen Cook, who secures special parcels of grapes from the ‘western ranges’ of the famous Barossa Valley which are renowned for producing fuller bodied, powerful wines with amazing depth of flavour and exceptional aging ability. No more than 800 bottles of each wine are produced in any given vintage, each individually numbered. Within the Valley there are a number of recognised sub regions that vary in climate and soil type and bring out subtle differences in the variety.

Viticulture

The grapes were sourced from Becker Vineyard – Mt Charles block in the Koonunga sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Four generations of the Becker Family owned the small vineyard until it was recently purchased by the Hoffmann family. The exact age of the vines in this block has been lost but understood to be between 70 and 80 years old. The volume produces is limited to the annual yield of this small parcel.

Winemaking

The grapes were fermented in small batches and after fermentation was matured in 50% new French oak for 20 months prior to bottling. Minimal intervention is used in the winemaking process and the wine is moved minimal times prior to bottling and is not cold stabilised or filtered.

Tasting Note

Old vine wines from the Northern Barossa produce elegant but powerful wines. They are subtle but have a remarkable length to the pallet and this wine is no exception. Black forest fruits dominate and the lifted fruit is underpinned but elegant French oak spice.

Goes well with

Barbequed Tomahawk Steak with garlic & sage butter.

Cellaring

This wine will continue to mature until at least 2036.

A total of 2,000 bottles were produced and each is individually numbered.

 

Features

Varieties: Shiraz 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw Cap
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Australia
Region: Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2021
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    Weight 1 kg