Aromas of earthy wild blackberry fruits with a hint of spicyness and oak. Lively acidity on the palate enhances the fruit and savouriness of this wine. It is a flavourful wine with lovely pepper spice and a minerally edge.
Awards, Reviews & Accolades:
Trophy Best Red Wine >> 2010 Cowra Canowindra Regional Wine Awards, May 2010
This wine won a Gold Medal in class 62 at the 2009 Cowra Wine show and was awarded the Greg Johnston Trophy for the 'Best Red Wine in Region'.
“Gardners Ground 2008 Shiraz is really smart, quite special with its spicy black pepper aromas over Blackberry flavours”. >> Rob Geddes, Master of Wine
Background, Vintage and Winemaker Notes:
This wine was produced off our Block 5 which was planted in 2001 into soil which had been treated organically since 1996. The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the evening and processed at a local winery under the direction of Folkert Janssen.
The resulting wine exhibits ripe, sweet fruit with rich peppery flavours and soft tannins.
Sulphur [Preservative 220] level at bottling; 57ppm [total] 28ppm [free]