Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz 2019
As life-forces stir, a connection is born and a personality created. The Quickening celebrates the vivifying power of nature. This is the Barossa reimagined. An exuberant outpouring of energy, captured within a sculptured framework that reflects the rugged yet beautiful landscape of its conception.
A deliciously vibrant style of Barossa Shiraz with succulent raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, hints of spice and elegant, glossy texture.
94 Points The Wine Front
93 Points JamesSuckling.com
92 Points The Real Review
Joel Mattschoss’ Eden Valley vineyard provides the majority of the fruit. This spectacular vineyard is planted on some of the most difficult, meagre soils of any we have seen. Littered with boulders composed of ironstone and pink quartz, it is a truly challenging site. Vineyards are trellised, cordon trained and spur pruned.
The 3 component parts of this wine are made in a similarly low intervention manner. Hand picking, a percentage of whole bunches and wild ferments all play their role in ensuring that this wine is full of energy and life.
Aged in French oak for 8 months.
Right across South Australia, the 2019 vintage will be remembered
as a very challenging one. Very dry conditions persisted throughout
the growing season while some areas also had to contend with frost, hail and wind – all of which reduced the crop but helped increase concentration and quality.