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2016 Woods Crampton Frances & Nicole Eden Valley Shiraz

2016 Woods Crampton Frances & Nicole Eden Valley Shiraz

Shiraz
Woods Crampton
Barossa Valley
2016
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

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Shiraz
Woods Crampton
Barossa Valley
2016
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Since 2010, Aaron Woods and Nicholas Crampton have had an insatiable love affair with South Australia’s historic Barossa Wine Region. Unrestrained by tradition, this intuitive winemaking duo are driven by their passion to craft both new wave Barossa Shiraz as well as unique, old-world, varietals, sourced from old-vine vineyards. Woods and Crampton turned to the established Sons of Eden winery to aid them in producing the style of wine they love. The Sons of Eden focus on creating wines that express the flavour and personality of unique, Barossa vineyards. This aligned with the Woods Crampton winemaking philosophy and so the partnership was born. The combination of premium quality wine and exceptional value saw Woods Crampton named one of James Halliday’s Top 10 Best Value Wineries of 2017.

    The 'Frances and Nicole' Shiraz is harvested from the Fechner Vineyard, hand picked and open fermented with 25% whole bunches. A beautifully expressive Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz showing bright and youthful aromas of mulberry, cocoa and dark pepper with a touch of eucalypt all wound up in a blanket of beautifully integrated oak.

    Mid-weight, compact and dense, it has an intense core of dark fruits with exceptional impact plus a long and silky finish underpinned by fine-grained tannins. Benchmark Eden Valley Shiraz.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. The fruit is hand-picked, given an overnight chill before a cold-soak for seven days at seven degrees. The fruit is primarily de-stemmed and allowed to reach ambient temperature before transferred to two-tonne fermenters with 25% whole bunches laid across the bottom. A very slow, cool ferment with the cap held down and hand plunging twice daily. At two grams the ferment was pressed in a very old, very gentle pneumatic press to a settling tank to finish fermentation. The fruit was racked to medium and large format french oak, about 50% new, and topped every six weeks but not racked or stirred for 18 months. The wine was not fined, given a coarse filtration and a dash of sulphur before bottling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The palate is beautifully balanced and effortless with a core of powerful blue berried fruit / ripe plums and exotic spice. The class of the wine is evident in the wine impressive length and finesse flowing to a bright and precisely detailed finish defined by fine silky tannins. This wine will unveil its true character over the next twenty years if carefully cellared.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Since 2010, Aaron Woods and Nicholas Crampton have had an insatiable love affair with South Australia’s historic Barossa Wine Region. Unrestrained by tradition, this intuitive winemaking duo are driven by their passion to craft both new wave Barossa Shiraz as well as unique, old-world, varietals, sourced from old-vine vineyards. Woods and Crampton turned to the established Sons of Eden winery to aid them in producing the style of wine they love. The Sons of Eden focus on creating wines that express the flavour and personality of unique, Barossa vineyards. This aligned with the Woods Crampton winemaking philosophy and so the partnership was born. Since inception, production has rapidly increased from 1500 to almost 12,000 cases along with a rapidly expanding range that currently encompasses fourteen different wines. The combination of premium quality wine and exceptional value saw Woods Crampton named one of James Halliday’s Top 10 Best Value Wineries of 2017.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    From the first class Fechner Vineyard, hand-picked, open-fermented with 25% whole bunches, hand-plunged, matured in medium and large French oak (50% new) for 18 months. The new oak is obvious on both the bouquet and palate; medium to full-bodied blackberry and anise fruit, the tannins plentiful but soft.

    95 POINTS

    GARY WALSH - THE WINE FRONT


    Rich, perfumed, chocolaty Shiraz with layers of concentrated mixed berry flavour, along with some spicy and creamy vanilla oak, though I hasten to add that it's not a 'blockbuster', as such tending towards the finger side of such things. as such, tending towards the finer side of such things. Tannin is plush but makes a firm play, and the vanilla cream and berries are offset by some more savoury elements. Finish is free-flowing and impressive. In the immortal words of Young Mr Grace - 'You've all done very well!'