Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz 6pk 2017
Best Exhibitor Barossa Wine Show 2017
Best Exhibitor Winewise Small Vignerons Awards 2017
Winemaker Corey Ryan and Viticulturist Simon Cowham are the ‘Sons of Eden’, who both learned and honed their skills in the Barossa Valley. The team focusses on varieties that the Barossa produces to the highest standards, such as Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre from the Barossa Valley as well as Riesling from the Eden Valley. Sons of Eden wines are crafted using carefully managed and selected fruit as well as a mixture of traditional and modern winemaking techniques. The wines are paying tribute to the pioneers, characters and rich traditions of the Barossa region.
Sons of Eden Marschall Shiraz 2017
Dark, deep, impenetrable black-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly presented with very refined and elegant aromas of ripe blackberry fruit along with sweet black pepper and a hint of eucalyptus, and gentle notes of plums, liquorice and spices. The aromatics are harmoniously interwoven. Full-bodied, the palate has a deep and intense heart with a taut core, showing softly sweet flavours of blackberry fruit with black pepper and subtle notes of plums and herbs. The palate is elegantly proportioned with plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction underlining the flavours. This has good linearity and drive, carrying to an elegant, softly rich finish. This is an elegantly proportioned and refined, but rich Shiraz with blackberry fruit, black pepper and plums with fine tannin extract and linearity. A tribute to Barossa Valley vigneron David Marschall with vineyards in Tanunda and Ebenezer. Shiraz fruit from Tanunda, Ebenezer, Seppeltsfiels and Light Pass, vines 12-60 y.o., fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine on skins 15-26 days and matured 15 months in new and seasoned oak hogsheads. 3,000 dozen made.
Source: Raymond Chan (June 2018)