The Winemaker's Selection was introduced to allow experimentation and special parcels of fruit to remain separate so that they can show their true colours.
Fragrant, brambly aromas of blackberries, violets, cassis and star anise, with lingering hints of savoury spice and a flinty lift. The palate is plush and mouth-filling with mulberry cranberry and red-currant fruits, developing on the finish into more structural flavours of Chinotto and juniper. Granitic tannins contribute to the fine linear structure and length. Restrained oak handling brings subtlety to the wine while gently adding aromatic complexity.
|Peak Drinking||Now - 2024|
|Trophy||2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show|
|Gold||2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show|
|Gold||2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show|
|Gold||2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show|
The nose displays fragrant, brambly aromas of blackberries, violets, cassis and star anise, with lingering hits of savory spice and a flinty lift.
The palate is plush and mouth-filling with mulberry, cranberry and red-currant fruit, developing on the finish into more structural flavor of chinotto and juniper. Granitic tannins contribute to the fine linear structure and length. Restrained oak handling brings subtlety to the wine while gently adding aromatic complexity.
Just one hour’s drive from South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, lies its gourmet capital (and wine Mecca), Barossa. One of the country’s most beautiful and historic wine regions, Barossa is a magnet for lovers of fine food and wine. Its classic Mediterranean climate, and free-draining red brown soils, makes the region ideal for growing grapes. Barossa produces excellent Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Riesling and Semillon.
The 2015/2016 was characterised by a very warm and dry late Spring/early Summer period, finishing with a well-timed rainfall event at the end of January followed by mild weather conditions throughout February. These conditions restricted yields and led to high quality fruit potential.
Matured in 100% French oak, 60% seasoned French oak vat and 40% new and seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months.
Shavaughn grew up on a vineyard in Victoria’s Merbein; her grandfather was a winemaker and Managing Director of Mildara Wines. Completing an Oenology degree at the University of Adelaide, Shavaughn followed in her grandfather’s footsteps undertaking her first vintage at Mildara in 1997. Shavaughn is the recipient of a coveted Len Evans Scholarship; and in 2016 she was awarded Australian Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine and was inducted as a Baron of Barossa in 2017.