ELIGO

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John Duval Wines - Eligo

 

2010 ELIGO

My aim with Eligo is to produce a structured but elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz. A wine with restrained power, rich texture and palate length.

Region: Barossa

Varieties: Shiraz 100%. Eligo represents the best of my 2010 vintage and is sourced from some excellent Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley regions.

Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap in small stainless steel fermenters. Some batches had up to 2 weeks on skins.

Oak Maturation: 100% barrel matured for 20 months with 75% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre) and the balance 2 and 3 year old hogsheads.

Technical Notes:
Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.50
TA 6.6 g/l

Tasting:

  • Colour: Dense purple-red.
  • Nose: Lifted aromas of blackberry and blueberry, liquorice and dark chocolate.
  • Palate: Intense but restrained, the palate shows excellent concentration of black fruit, spice and cedar. Structured but with tannin finesse, it finishes with a long palate staining finish.

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