ENTITY

SHIRAZ
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John Duval Wines - Entity

 

2014 ENTITY

My aim with Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The 2014 Entity again includes some 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, Eden Valley and Marananga regions.

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

Oak Maturation: 100% barrel matured for 15 months, with 35% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads.

Technical Notes: 
Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.51
TA 6.23g/l

Tasting:

  • Colour: Deep purple red
  • Nose: Dark fruit expression of blackberry and plum, gives way to some lifted floral notes and savoury, spicy French oak.
  • Palate: Full bodied and generous with excellent concentration of blackberry fruit. Textured layers of fruit, balanced acitity and fine, long tannins will enable good cellaring potential.

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