Soul Growers are big believers in the Grenache Shiraz Mataro blend that is becoming a staple of the Barossa. They aim to use the very best of each variety in order to create the most complex and interesting wine possible. Each component adds something unique and special to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. Grenache offers bright red fruits, shiraz spice and body and Mataro brings black fruit and rustic savouriness.
The grapes are grown on older vines adding to the richness and complexity of this wine. A fine example of a style that is fast becoming a classic Australian wine.
The 2018 Vintage blend is made up of: 45% Grenache, 26% Shiraz, 25% Mataro, 4% Cinsault
100% Barossa Valley Vineyards
The Grenache comes from 50 year old vines from Stockwell and Stonewell, the Shiraz 40-70+ year vines from Stonewell, Ebenezer and Vine Vale while the Mataro comes from 47 year vines in the Ebenezer district.
The wine was matured for 18 months in older French and American Hogheads before release.
Medium to full bodied with lifted fresh spicy notes and great complexity. Fresh fruit characters of plums, cassis and berries carry onto the palate underpinned by older oak. The finish is soft, fresh and smooth with wonderful, persistent length of fruit and oak flavours.
Soul Growers was born out of a friendship between four friends. Paul, Tom, Leigh and Stu had worked together in the corporate world but dreamed of a future making uncomplicated, handmade wines. From this idea Soul Growers was born. Their goal is to let the vineyards they work with show through in their wines, emphasising the regional and varietal flavours of their beloved Barossa Valley.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
A 44/27/25% blend plus 4% cinsaut. A delicious medium-bodied wine full of life and red/black fruits, dark chocolate and savoury/spicy elements. Very good balance and length. Bargain.
STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE
Restraint is futile. Even Houdini would break his shackles in seconds to dive into this delicious GSM blend. Go here. Beautifully presented, it's juicy, savoury, moreish and long with this play list circulating on repeat. Red berries seep through its pores with barbecued meats, dried herbs and puffs of earth. Fine spices coil around the mouth urging for another sip. That juicy fruit has a magnetism about it, and before long, the glass is empty. Yep, dive it. It's delicious and then some.