Looking like a spaceman again, or perhaps well prepared for Corona?
Spraying undervine weeds today whist there is some broken cloud, no wind and it's a touch warmer than the past week.
Never a dull moment.
Amy is from Central China, studying winemaking at Adelaide Uni.
She tried her hand at two bud spur pruning vines today - at our Roenfeldt Hill vineyard, then we tasted from a barrel our 2020 Western Rise Basket Press Shiraz. A very low volume crop, but likely the best Shiraz we have ever made. Already sensational.
Pruning is half finished at our Roenfeldt Hill vineyard, and to maximise soil moisture I have slashed the grass between the rows.
Due to a string of sunny days, buds are starting to swell, indicating an early spring.
Roenfeldt Hill Barossa Valley Greenock Basket Press Shiraz 2015
I have been to to this tiny vineyard regularly for the last six years after taking the crew there a couple of times and have been buying Wayne's wines on a regular basis since. I tend to think this is one of his best wines I've had so far.
Dark red with primary red spectre toward the rim. The wine has solid notes of plum and raspberry on the nose that are backed by the sweetness of the French and American oak which is integrating nicely and a touch of spice.
Still primary fruited with rich full plums and raspberry that blends with fine smooth tannins and well balanced Barossa goodness that is entering its prime. Very classy drinking. Will go great in front of the fire with some rich red meat.
Roenfeldt Hill Wines
Greenock Basket Press Shiraz 2015
Recommendation: Buy. Handmade minimal approach.
A complimentary bottle from a winery that is handcrafted, using only a basket press and sourced from one of my favourite parts of the Barossa Valley, Greenock.
WelI I am sure to have already been swayed, but this doesn't disappoint.
The winemaker outlines the 2015 is drinking at its peak and I actually think it resembles a much older wine.
Smooth with a balanced oak with that real aged Shiraz flavour you expect from the Barossa. You can feel the alcohol, which is a positive to the overall experience.
As I said, it feels a lot older. All I need is an crackling open fire and I am set.
You know when you have a good wine, you seem to drink slower, enjoying every drop, every moment from the glass. Well this is that type of wine...simple...
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