This limited release Stonewell shows a deep, black centre with loads of dark, plummy fruit and a touch of chocolate and aniseed. The palate is richly structured with fine tannins and a long, persistent finish ensuring that the wine will drink beautifully over the next 5-10 years
From the Winery
The story of Stonewell Shiraz began in 1987 when Peter Lehmann decided to make a special Shiraz - a wine of immense intensity and muscularity that would demand time in the barrel and bottle before release. The wine was named "Stonewell" after the district that he believed best showed the characters admired most in Barossa Shiraz.
This tradition has continued and each vintage the best Shiraz from our extensive network of growers is chosen to create Stonewell. Usually no more than a dozen small, old vineyards are selected each year, the oldest planted in 1885. The berries are small and sparse with crops typically less than 1.5 tonnes per acre.
The pedigree of these vineyards and the knowledge that has been passed from each grape growing generation to the next assures us that Stonewell Shiraz is a wine of great longevity that can be cellared with confidence for many years to come.
Winemakers Notes :: The limited release Stonewell shows a deep, black centre with dark, plummy fruit and a touch of chocolate and aniseed. The palate is richly structured with fine tannins and a long, persistent finish. This wine shows distinct flavours of black fruits, dark plums, liquorice and dark chocolate with hints of black pepper. This wine will cellar beautifully.
Vintage :: The 2012 vintage came early and was low yielding. The weather was quite mild throughout and the quality is outstanding - the fruit was beautifully balanced with great colour and varietal definition.
Winemaking:: Fermented skins in static fermenters for two weeks prior to pressing off through a small batch basket press. Following clarification the wine as aged in French oak hogsheads for 12 moths prior to bottling and further aging in or cellars until its release.
Enjoy:: Savour with rich game dishes, roast beef, and cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano, aged cheddar or Grano Padano.
Bronze 2015 Barossa Wine Show, Class 1
Gold 2015 Sydney International Wine Competition
Silver 2015 London International Wine and Spirit Competition
Bronze 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show. Class 38
5 STARS Winery - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
Don't Pay: $120.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Tim Dolan
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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