Whistler 'Shock Value' SGM

$190.00

Whistler 'Shock Value' SGM

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Barossa Valley, SA
ALC: 13.5%

 

An easy drinking red that overdelivers on value. Do I need to go further? I can. Crush-ability high on the radar. Medium body, with cherry, raspberry on the pallet, a little pepper in the finish. 

 

Wine smarts have run in the Pfeiffer family for four generations. Great-grandfather Albert worked his South Australia vines in barefoot, father worked with Penfolds for nearly thirty years, including overseeing the Grange vineyards viticulture, before first planting vines in the Barossa Valley in 1994. Now Josh leads the latest generation’s organic approach by dodging out, hilling back on and harvesting the fruit at optimum ripeness during the cool of the night. With solid grounding in the past but a passionate eye on the future, when these guys talk, we’re all ears.

FROM THE WINEMAKER

"The Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache were all harvested separately, when each variety was at optimum ripeness. All three varieties were destemmed in the vineyard, and whole berry, natural fermentation was allowed to commence. Fermentation took place in old concreter fermenters and the ferments were foot stomped, twice daily, to minimise extraction. Once each variety reached dryness, they were basket pressed and put to old French oak for 15 months. Each variety was kept separate until it was blended just prior to bottling. No filtration prior to bottling, and no fining agents were used, so this wine is Vegan friendly."

FOOD MATCH

This is the perfect BBQ wine. Versatility written all over-it. Take two bottles to be the perfect guest.

RATING

93 Points – Mike Bennie (WBM) 

90 points – James Suckling