SHADRACH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The Cabernet Sauvignon for Grant Burge’s flagship Shadrach is sourced from Barossa vineyards, where the conditions are perfect for growing super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon with great finesse, intensity and structure. The fruit for the Shadrach is sourced from the Corryton Park vineyard, high in the cool-climate Eden Valley in the Barossa Ranges, and blended seamlessly with fruit from the Barossa Valley floor with its concentrated rich fruit flavours. The vintage had a long, cool growing season ideally suited to slow-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine underwent traditional fermentation in open stainless steel static fermenters for seven days, with a portion of fruit left on skins to undergo extended maceration to develop its complexity. The balance underwent primary and malolactic fermentation in predominantly French oak, then matured in new and one-year-old oak for a further 21 months. It spent three years in bottle before its release.
The Shadrach is deep inky purple in colour and shows concentrated aromas of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and eucalypt with hints of mint and vanilla bean. The palate is full bodied with spicy berry fruit and liquorice characters. The rich mid-palate is followed by fine tannins and exceptional length. The Shadrach is the epitome of Barossa Cabernet and will age gracefully for 15 years. Ideal food matches include aged beef and game meats.
Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon