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Karrawirra Single Vineyard 'The Nuriootpa' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The tiny vineyard we source this Shiraz from is pretty well adjacent to the town limits of the largest and most central town, on what we call the floor of the Barossa Valley, of Nuriootpa. The central part of the valley is flat and rises slowly to the North.
We like the wines made from Tanunda to Nuriootpa all the way north to Kitts Creek as they show the impenetrable red-black colours we like to have in the glass.
Lots of extract and flavour is the style we want for Karrawirra. We take this from a few rows of old vines that do not crop much but are happy with whatever they produce each vintage.
These we keep separate, ferment in a small vat and then look after the wines in old oak with some freshly shaved oak. Like others we have moved away from the pungent new American oak of yesteryear. Ok to have a bottle now and will keep for a long time.