Head Red Shiraz
Head Wines was created in 2006 by Alex Head with a focus on Rhône varietals from the Barossa and Eden Valleys in South Australia. All of the vineyards are farmed sustainably using organic principles where possible; yields are controlled and grapes are hand-picked. Alex has always been a keen drinker and follower of the wines of the Rhone Valley, thus the "Head Style" is one of optimum ripeness with elegance, freshness, balance and purity of fruit attained by slow, gentle winemaking and careful maturation. Alex has been rewarded with high scores for his wines from all the major critics and is widely viewed as one of the most talented and exciting young winemakers in Barossa.
The grapes are sourced from 10 Barossa vineyards mainly loacted in the the higher altitude and cooler sites of the Eden Valley. A real patchwork of different soils (sand, red/yellow clay, limestone, bluestone, quartz & ironstone) brings a true complexity to the blend.
The grapes are fermented for 3 weeks with daily hand-plunging and pump overs. The wine was then aged on in French barrels of different sizes (228L, 300L, 500L, 600L and 2250L), with just 10% new oak in the mix.
Tasting Notes: A soft, full bodied red packed with blueberry and chocolate notes with a hint of roasted meats. Silky-smooth, juicy and ripe
Food Match: Ideal with lamb koftas and jerk chicken
Awards: 93pts Wine Front
92pts Huon Hooke
92pts James Suckling
Farming Practices: Vegan - Contains Sulfites
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Grape Variety||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Main Grape||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Flavour||Soft & Round|