The Gumpara Vineyard situated in the Light Pass district of the Barossa Valley has been cared for by the Mader family for 7 generations. Sourced from a special selected low yielding single vineyard located on the eastern Barossa ranges, this limited release Shiraz is full bodied, deep in colour with flavours and aromas of blackberry, mulberry, dark cherries and plum conserve layered with mocha chocolate, white pepper spice and fine tannins. The cellaring potential extends well into the next decade and beyond.
2018 Mader Reserve Shiraz
|Mader Reserve Shiraz
5th February 2016
From a special selected low yielding single vineyard, these own rooted Shiraz vines are grown in rich red clay, pink marble and ironstone on limestone base. Pruning techniques and trellis systems have been modified to spread the fruit zone evenly, providing greater balance to each vine.
Crushed and destemmed into open fermenters, with fermentation controlled at 25°C. This developing wine is pumped over each day. Free run is removed from skins and the must is gently pressed via an airbag batch press. Fermentation was completed in new French oak barrels prior to malolactic conversion and ageing.
20 months in French oak hogsheads. 60- 70% new, 30 – 40% two year old oak.
The Gumpara vineyards, situated in the Light Pass district of the Barossa Valley, has been tended by the Mader family for seven generations. Favourable seasonal conditions during 2018, resulted in another high quality vintage with warmer than average temperatures in February slowing down ripening to allow longer time for fruit development. Intense in colour this Shiraz offers rich mulberry and black currant aromas and flavours, layered with chocolate, cedar oak and spice, balanced with fin e silky tannins.
Drink now or benefit by careful cellaring well into the next decade and beyond.
The cellaring potential extends well into the next decade and beyond.