John Duval Wines Entity 2016
From the Winemaker:
My aim with Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The 2016 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.
Colour: Deep purple red
Nose: Lifted notes of violets, dark berries and plum,
by cedary-spicy French oak.
Palate: Full bodied and tighly packed with an array of concentrated dark fruits. Succulent, balanced and long on the palate.
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 33% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads.
TA 6.20 g/l