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2016 After Five Barossa Valley Shiraz

Barossa

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Our Price: $36.99 / bottle (RRP: $45.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

Shots of licorice and pure blackberry melt slowly into liquid milk chocolate. It's as seductive as it sounds. It's a great pleasure to sink into this wine's inky depths, its folds of tannin drenched in fruit, its finish resounding.'
95 Points - James Halliday

  • After Five Wine Co was a coming together of two winemaking industry professionals who discovered that all their best ideas and plans occurred after 5pm, generally with a glass of wine or two in their hands.

    Given their day jobs were spent running the Purple Hands label, Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade decided they needed an outlet to experiment a little more, and produce wines that typified the great sites and vineyards they had discovered across the Barossa Valley region, but with a little more personality than what they could achieve with their more mainstream brand. As such, the focus at After Five is on minimal winemaking intervention with the purpose of letting the wine express the site, vineyard and season.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Single Vineyard : Stansborough vineyard. The site is around 260 - 280m
    above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay
    top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The
    vineyard was planted in 2000 and is own rooted, clones are heritage and
    1654. The vines are spur pruned to 32 - 36 buds per vine.

    Machine picked and crushed to concrete open fermenter. After fermenta-
    tion commenced heading boards were placed on top. Fermentation tem-
    peratures were allowed to peak at 28C before cooling to 24C for the bal-
    ance. After 10 days on skins the wine was basket pressed to a combination
    of new and older 500 lt French oak barrels. The wine was matured on lees
    in oak for 10 months before racking and returning to oak for a further 7
    months before bottle. No finings used.

    Alc- 14.1%


    TASTING NOTES

    Purple red colour very good depth. Aromas of liquorice, plum & raspberry.
    Mouth filling palate with textural tannins, loads of dark chocolate & rasp-
    berry flavour.
  • REVIEWS

    'Shots of licorice and pure blackberry melt slowly into liquid milk chocolate. It's as seductive as it sounds. It's a great pleasure to sink into this wine's inky depths, its folds of tannin drenched in fruit, its finish resounding.'
    95 Points - James Halliday



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