The Contrarian 2018
The Contrarian is our expression of European style Barossa Shiraz. We source fruit from the granite-based vineyards of the Eden Valley, Barossa. Considerably more whole-bunches are used in the fermentation and maceration. This wine reflects our curious and creative desire to explore the limits of terroir and winemaking styles within the Barossa.
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.0
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Each vintage I like to express the Barossa in a contrary manner and ‘The Contrarian’ is my indulgent, creative winemaking outlet and challenges traditional concepts around Barossan Shiraz. We source Shiraz from vineyards in the Eden Valley which develop flavour at lower than usual alcohols and show ripeness in their stems too. We use a different medium for fermentation in cement; which holds the acidity and tannins in a fresher light. We mature (instead of age) the wine in oak that is 10 times larger than a traditional barrel and bottle a little earlier too. We love what we see in this expression of the Barossa and feel it is a style worthy of your table.Download tasting notes