2020 Bonesetter Shiraz

$70.00

Variety
100% Shiraz
Single Vineyard
Light Pass Barossa Valley

Vineyard
This flagship from the Willows Vineyard is a tribute to `JG`, his sons and grandsons who ran the Willows Hospital for more than 100 years. Planted in 1969, this small Shiraz block consistently grows some of the best fruit from our vineyard each year. Clone unknown, the vineyard is planted on red brown loamy soil over red clay, producing small loose bunches with great concentration of flavour.

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Description

Vintage
The 2019/20 growing season presented many challenges, with the 2020 harvest delivering one of the smallest vintages on record in the Barossa. The significantly drier than normal conditions, compounded by a windy flowering period meant the vines struggled to set fruit. The low yielding vines found relief in January through March, with mild weather and cooler nights, perfect conditions for flavour development and ripening. Thankfully, despite the challenges of the season, the quality of the vintage can’t be questioned.

Winemaking
Hand-picked, Destemmed to small open fermenters. Hand plunged and fermented to dryness. 12 days total on skins. Basket pressed to barrel. MLF completed in barrel. 24 months in 60 % new, tight grained French Oak hogsheads & Demi-Muids. Winemakers-Peter & Jack Scholz

Tasting Notes
This wine shows typical Barossa voluptuous richness and structure, intense and powerful fruit along with supporting fine tannins and stylish savoury oak. It is a multi- layered powerhouse that will reward those who cellar it well.
ALC 14.9 %
Vegan Friendly

`Combining power and refinement, the wine shows dark and purple fruit richness, clove, cedary oak and dark cocoa characters on the nose. The concentrated palate delivers impressive weight and depth, splendidly complemented by plush texture and fine-grained tannins. Immensely complex and hugely appealing`.
At its best: 2026 to 2040. Wine Orbit Sept 2022 97 points