16 Stops Shiraz, Adelaide, S. Australia 2019
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Big & Bold, Full-Bodied Red|
|Grape Blend||100% Shiraz/Syrah|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Deep, spicy, smooth|
|Food Pairing Guide||A great all-rounder: try with beef or venison|
|Terroir||The region is not far from the sea, so night time temperatures are not extreme and the daytime temperatures are moderated by cool breezes in the afternoons.|
16 Stops Shiraz from Adelaide, South Australia is deep, spicy and great value! It's a vibrant glass of wine: plummy with a hint of oak. It's full bodied, but the tannins are ripe and silky, so the wine has a lovely texture, making it feel like a more expensive wine. An ideal friday nighter!
The fruit was machine picked and taken to the winery in the cool of the night, where it was fermented in stainless-steel tanks. No oak was used at any stage to retain the fresh fruit character in the final wine. Neutral and varietal-enhancing yeasts were used with a cool, steady ferment to retain aromatic character. The wine spent three months on lees prior to filtering and bottling.
Average winter and spring rainfall set the vineyard up for a great vintage. Warm and dry conditions in late spring and early summer encouraged early ripening and harvest began the first week of February.
16 Stops wines are made with fruit from across South Australia. They are made alongside the Willunga 100 wines in McLaren Vale and benefit from the same input from winemaker Mike Farmilo. 16 Stops wines offer tremendous value for money.