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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.
Grapes were sourced from 70+ year old vines at Adrian Hoffmann’s vineyard at Ebenezer in the northern end of the Barossa Valley.
After fermentation in small parcels the wine was matured in 50% new French oak for 18 months prior to bottling.
Deep intense ruby red in colour. Savory fruit with ripe berry fruits overlaying spicey oak characters. The fruit is long and balanced for ease of drinking when young and as a mature wine.
Sunday lunch, BBQ meats
This wine will continue to mature until at least 2035.