2020 GHR Neighbours Shiraz
Since shifting here to Gods Hill Road back in 2003 our philosophy of being a producer of solely single vineyard wines from Uncle Ken and Helen’s beloved St Jakobi vineyard changed slightly. We of course still produce our single vineyard favourites from the St Jakobi vineyard, but these days also wines from the three vineyards we drive past while travelling to Ken and Helen’s vineyard. Our philosophy is to only produce wine from grapes grown within close proximity to our front gate.
We’ve been blessed by being able to call our little patch of ground here on Gods Hill Road our home.
God’s Hill Road is almost 2km long and runs along a small hill range on the western side of the Lyndoch Valley. Along this short stretch of dirt road are some wonderful Shiraz vineyards growing on a great collection of soil types. Out of our living room window we see “Max’s Vineyard” established on some sandy terrain with scatterings of ironstone and quartz; Staker’s vineyard of Shiraz is located the eastern side of the road on Benno Semmler’s old property on undulating red-brown earth over clay; and at the southern end the old Krieg vineyard, much of it planted back in the 1920 and 1930’s growing on some red dirt over clay and biscay soils.
This, our 2020 GHR Neighbours Shiraz and 15th release of this wine, is for the first-time concentrating on Shiraz grapes grown on the old vines of Wally’s Block (the old Krieg vineyard), topped up with a few barrels of Shiraz from the St Jakobi vineyard.
The ripe red berry and plum like fruits that we know Shiraz delivers, combines with flavours of mocha and spice from the 18 months of barrel maturation. The French and American oak characters compliment the sweet fruit mid palate concentration and the range of red berry flavours. Soft dry tannins highlight the finish.
We trust you’ll enjoy it!
|Vineyard:||Krieg’s “Wally’s Block” and Ken and Helen Semmler’s St Jakobi vineyard|
|Region:||Gods Hill Road, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South Australia|
|Harvest date:||Krieg Vineyard (Wally’s Block) 3rd March, St. Jakobi vineyard 2nd March 2020|
|Oak maturation:||18 months in French & American Hogsheads|
|Bottling date:||September 2021|
|Cellaring potential:||Drink now or over the next 10 plus years, as the flavours complex with further cellaring|