ENTITY

SHIRAZ
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John Duval Wines - Entity

 

2017 ENTITY

My aim with Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The 2017 Entity again includes some 40% Eden Valley Shiraz to help maintain the elegance and style of Entity.

Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques were employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle under good cellaring conditions, for at least 10-12 years.

Region: Barossa

Variety: Shiraz 100%, sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Ebenezer, Moppa, Light Pass and Eden Valley regions.

WInemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap and small open stainless steel fermenters.

Oak Maturation: 100% barrel matured for 15 months, with 32% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads.

Technical Notes: 
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.53
TA 6.90 g/l

Tasting:

  • Colour: Vibrant purple red
  • Nose: Lifted notes of violets, boysenberry and blackcurrant, enhanced by licorice and an array of earthy spices.
  • Palate: Bright layers of focussed red and blue fruits supported by clove and peppery spice. Fine sheets of silky tannins balanced with crisp acidity will enable ample cellaring potential. 

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