The 2017 Massena Eleventh Hour Shiraz shows aromas of black pepper, aniseed and lifted raspberry, roasted coffee and Indian spices. The opulent palate is full of black cherry, raspberry and dark chocolate with typical Barossa black fruits and a rich, supple mouthfeel.
Shiraz sourced from vineyards located in the Greenock, Stonewell and Vine Vale sub regions of the Barossa. The red clay belt of the Western Ridge running down to Greenock creates an ideal environment to grow shiraz, fruit from this region is juicy, spicy and concentrated. Stonewell’s hard red-brown soils adds another layer of complexity to the fruit, while the open soils of Vine Vale give aromatic intensity. Destemmed without crushing. Each parcel is fermented in separate batches in open fermenters before basket pressing. Aged in seasoned oak and moved to tank in individual components for several months before blending and bottling without fining or filtration.