Brokenwood Shiraz 2016 ~ Area Blend

Wine Profile

Combination open and roto red fermenters, 100% French oak of which 20% new, balance 1-2 year old, in oak 18 months.

Winemakers Comments

The McLaren Vale fruit makes up nearly 53% of this wine. An excellent and abundant vintage for McLaren Vale. 2015 saw minimal winter rains followed by a warm dry spring resulting in a low disease pressure. In early February, one rain event dumped twice the monthly average over a few days. Ripening proceeded with no water stress and excellent fruit condition. Beechworth saw a very cold and wet winter of 2015 resulting in a late budburst, however this set the vines up for a great spring. A warm summer did mean irrigation was necessary and picking was very condensed. The last grapes off were nearly a month ahead of previous years, however this worked in our favour as there was a heat wave in early March. Overall, an excellent vintage. Shiraz from a cool wet year in the Hunter Valley adds spice and soft tannins.


Pairs well with lamb, veal and pasta dishes.


Enjoy now or over the next 5 to 10 years.

Collections: Barr's Brokenwoods

Type: Single Vineyard

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