Barr-Eden Estate Love Over Gold Shiraz 2016

Eden Valley
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£150.00 per bottle
Only 5 in stock

Love Over Gold possesses a core of ripe and defined fruit with tannins that are coating and very long, it will age effortlessly over 20 to 25 years. The 2015 Love Over Gold was carefully hand picked on the 23 of March 2016. It was then diligently hand destemmed with only the very best berries selected. Ten percent whole bunch was included in the ferment with only perfect berries left on the rachis.

The destemmed fruit was transferred into a small open topped fermenter. Gentle pigeage was performed twice daily with the natural ferment progressing at a cool 24 degrees. Once ferment was complete and after 24 days, free run was drained to a 2 year old extra tight grained puncheon.

Winemaker Notes: Made from only 1 tonne of fruit, totally hand destemmed by us (a long day of labour over the sorting table). It goes into a 1 tonne fermenter, where we only foot stomp. Then only the free runs go into a Chassin Hogshead. 

Love Over Gold displays a deep black colour with a purple edge, the bouquet starts out quite tight, not showing a lot at first, then slowly deep and powerful dark fruits emerge, notes of cinnamon, moss, dark cherry, lavender with sautéed plums. The palate is loaded with purple to black fruits, it has an amazing persistence that rolls along effortlessly and with complete ease. Tension and drive is how we would best describe this wine. The tannin profile is deep and velvety, this wine holds a lovely richness with a weightless energy. This is a wine with a strong personality that will be rewarded with 20+ years in a good cellar. 600 bottles made. 

Taste & Aroma

Love Over Gold possesses a core of ripe and defined fruit with tannins that are coating and very long, it will age effortlessly over 20 to 25 years. The 2015 Love Over Gold was carefully hand picked on the 23 of March 2016. It was then diligently hand destemmed with only the very best berries selected. Ten percent whole bunch was included in the ferment with only perfect berries left on the rachis.

The destemmed fruit was transferred into a small open topped fermenter. Gentle pigeage was performed twice daily with the natural ferment progressing at a cool 24 degrees. Once ferment was complete and after 24 days, free run was drained to a 2 year old extra tight grained puncheon.

Winemaker Notes: Made from only 1 tonne of fruit, totally hand destemmed by us (a long day of labour over the sorting table). It goes into a 1 tonne fermenter, where we only foot stomp. Then only the free runs go into a Chassin Hogshead. 

Love Over Gold displays a deep black colour with a purple edge, the bouquet starts out quite tight, not showing a lot at first, then slowly deep and powerful dark fruits emerge, notes of cinnamon, moss, dark cherry, lavender with sautéed plums. The palate is loaded with purple to black fruits, it has an amazing persistence that rolls along effortlessly and with complete ease. Tension and drive is how we would best describe this wine. The tannin profile is deep and velvety, this wine holds a lovely richness with a weightless energy. This is a wine with a strong personality that will be rewarded with 20+ years in a good cellar. 600 bottles made. 

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Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

Due to further lockdowns in Austria we are experiencing extended delays with our Zalto orders.  

We are currently expecting our next delivery to arrive October 2021.

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Barr-Eden Estate

Region

Eden Valley is a wine making region sharing a boundary with the Barossa Valley and is dotted with the rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges. The Eden valley competes with the Clare Valley for the top-spot in high-quality Riesling production and the grapes thrive in the cool climate of the region. The other varietal that is important to this area is Shiraz and this is responsible for some of Eden Valley’s most highly acclaimed wines – the styles differ from those produced in south eastern Australia in that they have riper and smoother tannins and more ripe black fruit aromas with sweet spice notes. The wines are extremely well-balanced and both the reds and whites garner a great deal of complexity during the ageing process.

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