Head Red 2022

Shiraz

A rather large jigsaw puzzle of 10 very unique Barossa vineyards are used to blend HEAD RED Shiraz. They mostly come from the higher altitude, rocky, cooler sites of the Eden Valley. In the winery there is very little ‘fancy’ winemaking — ultimately allowing the vintage and Barossa character to show clearly. The 2022 growing season was mild and dry with warm flowering conditions helping to achieve average & balanced yields. Conditions were dominated by La Nina forming over the east coast of Australia providing mild temperatures and cooler nights in South Australia. Ripening conditions were near perfect and even an Indian Summer prevailed. 2022 promises to be one of the great years for the Barossa.

Varietal: Shiraz
Region: Barossa
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.5
Standard Drinks: 8.6
Vintage: 2022

Price $28.00
Head Red 2022
Head Red 2022

Product Details

The 2022 HEAD RED Shiraz was produced from another La Nina weather affected year. The mild and cool conditions gave the vines time to produce fruit (particularly Shiraz) that has both powerful tannins and rich flavours. There’s richness and grand texture in the mid palate, with some of the aromatic prettiness of 2018. We also pushed a little whole-bunch fermentation into some of the Eden Valley components and co-fermented with some Viognier.

This is the third HR Shiraz we have released to use a large component of older ex-Chardonnay barriques for a longer than usual maturation. We have found over years of trials that it gives us the best levels of purity and freshness in this wine. We do love our oak and it is traditional!

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