Sons of Eden Remus Shiraz 2014
Alluring pretty and complex aromatics, rich and focused combining finesse with power, a modern style old vine Eden Valley Shiraz.
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open-topped fermenters. Selected fermenters also had a component of whole bunch clusters added to the destemmed berries. A pre-fermentation cold soak ensured a slow initiation to fermentation. Ferment temperatures were allowed to peak at 30oC before being cooled to 24oC for the remainder of the fermentation. Hand plunged daily allowed for a gentle extraction and helped to prolong the fermentation. After an extended period on skins, the ferments were pressed to 45% new French oak hogsheads. Matured and racked only once through the 22-month maturation period provided for extended mouth-feel and wine texture development. Prior to bottling, the wine was naturally clarified and bottled with minimal filtration.
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Region: Eden Valley
Vineyard Selections: 50+ year old vineyard | Moculta sub-region, 50+ year old vineyard #2 | Moculta sub-region, 50+ year old vineyard | Central Eden Valley sub-region
Picked: 24th March 2014 – Moculta vineyard 26th March 2014 – #2 Moculta vineyard 15th April 2014 – Central Eden Valley vineyard
Decanter World Wine Awards
95 Points & Top 2014 Barossa Shiraz
Powerful and refined at the same time, this magnificent shiraz shows impressive black/purple fruit characters on the nose with nuances of cedar, violet, toasted spice and game. The palate is concentrated and fleshy, delivering layers of complex flavours and silky texture. Brilliantly composed and styled
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit