GLAETZER 'WALLACE' SHIRAZ GRENACHE
"On 2018 the blend is 72% shiraz (50— to 80-year-old vines) and 28% grenache (50- to 100-year-old vines). Exceptional old-vine fruit was sourced from the famed ebenezer sub-district at the northern tip of the barossa valley. yields were 3.5 tonnes per hectare. Old vine barossa grenache has a liveliness and structure that doesn’t benefit from oak maturation. oak contact was thus minimised for the grenache component to preserve the purity and animation of the fruit. The shiraz was matured for 16 months in 2- to 3-year-old oak hogshead barrels (80% french/20% american)."
"The wine is dark, vibrant red. the nose shows bright red fruits, masses of cherry and a hint of strawberry freshness. flavours of plum, cherry and cranberry. soft, supple tannins from the grenache provide freshness and the shiraz gives both weight and length." – ben glaetzer