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2017 Sons of Eden Romulus Old Vine Shiraz

Sons of Eden

Barossa Valley

A story that has intrigued us for years is the fable of the legendary founders of Ancient Rome, Romulus and Remus. These twins were abandoned at birth and reared by a she-wolf. Romulus murdered his twin in a fit of rage over the naming of Rome, the city which both had built. Legend presents Romulus as the stronger, more powerful of the brothers, while Remus was more refined, focussed and elegant. We believe the twins’ characterise the distinctive and unique flavours and attributes of Shiraz from the twin valleys – the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.

Deep garnet in colour with a complex array of black-cherry, plum and red-licorice aromas. The palate is powerful and well structured, fleshy with chewy textured tannins, finishing with polish and precision. The 2017 harvest was an exceptional Barossa vintage for old vine Shiraz, suggesting that this wine will mature well for many years to come.
Suitable for Vegans


Viticulture

Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open topped fermenters.


Vinification

The fruit was chilled for 6 days before being allowed to naturally warm to start fermentation. To optimise the vineyard expression a range of hand plunging cap management techniques were used across the different vineyard parcels. Postpressing, the wines were transferred to a combination of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. Matured for 18 months in oak without racking, the wines were then carefully blended, naturally clarified and bottled without filtration.