Winter rainfall for 2021 was above average. The wet winter was welcome after 3 dry`ish years. Maximum temperatures were below average for the beginning of the growing season; the latter half was warmer providing good ripening conditions. A hailstorm in October weaved across the valley; the impact at the Willows was isolated. The mild and dry conditions of vintage were ideal, with winemakers talking about the wines of vintage 2022 being elegant and structured with depth and length of flavour.
Destemmed and fermented to dryness. 8 days total on skins. Basket pressed to tank. Upon completion of MLF transferred to barrel for 14 months maturation in French oak hogsheads. We intend for the wine to be approachable as a young wine, but with ample structure to allow for cellaring.
Shiraz might hold celebrity status, but we believe Barossa Cabernet is hugely underrated! Deep Crimson, the wine shows beautifully lifted aromas of blackberry, spiced cherry and mint chocolate. The palate delivers fruit generosity with savoury spice adding further depth and complexity. The wines silky texture and fine tannin structure gives the wine an age worthy framework.
Effortless to drink-a perfect match to lamb roast!
ALC 14.0 %
Winemakers: Peter & Jack Scholz