Greenock Creek Stone Block Shiraz 2020
An opulent nose of ripe blueberry, blackberry and black cherry fruits leads to a succulent, flavorsome palate with terrific fruit richness and supple, silky tannin. True to its Moppa sub-region origins and the epitome of the Greenock Creek style, the wine shows hearty, robust dark fruit flavors. This is nuanced with savory and chocolate elements along with a distinctive spiced rum character on the finish. Matured in 15% new and a balance of seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.
The sub region of Moppa lies at the northern most tip of the Barossa Valley’s western edge. The undulating landscape is rich with ancient stone and red/brown loams, mirroring the profile and geological diversity of our vineyards at Marananga and Seppeltsfield. Together, these three estates now form the foundation of our winemaking masterplan. Sourced from a vineyard block planted in rich brown loam soils scattered with quartz, lying over a vein of ancient iron, marble and blue stone. Positioned at one of the highest elevations in the Barossa Valley at 300 – 340 meters above sea level, the site produces fragrant wines of rich flavor and great structure. Cellaring suggestion: 10 years +