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Massena 'The Eleventh Hour' Shiraz 2017

Special Price $38.00 Regular Price $45.00
From 60-year-old vines in the Northwest Barossa. This is rich, thick and velvety, an excellent edition of the Eleventh Hour, as one might expect. Bright blackberry fruits, chocolate, licorice, plum, anise and fine tannins all whirling about here. Tastiest kaleidoscope ever.
Massena 'The Eleventh Hour' Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2017
Winery
Winemaker
Jaysen Collins and Dan Standish
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2029
Bling
92pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
In a scene that today seems almost as bizarre as a male politician appointing himself Minister for Women, a patch of 60 year old Shiraz vines in the North-Western Greenock district of the Barossa was close to being bulldozed. With a lot of love for the Barossa’s old vines and perhaps a dash of foresight, mates Dan and Jaysen lobbied the grower to sell the fruit to them instead, and the “Eleventh Hour” Shiraz was born. It’s racked up plenty of accolades over the last decade or so. Massena also produce rippingly good wines from Viognier, Mataro, Saperavi, Tannat, Durif, Barbera and Primitivo.
Barossa Valley, SA

Region

Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regi ...
Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot. The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Coupl ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Massena

Winery

Massena

Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address: ...
Region: Barossa ValleyProprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen CollinsEstablished: 1999Address:PO Box 643AngastonSouth Australia, 5352 With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat. Read Full Article
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Barossa Valley, SA
Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot.

The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Couple this with the number of very old vines in the region (which produce limited quantities of grapes), and the result is fruit with deeply concentrated flavour which quickly ripen. A great foundation for some of the world's most acclaimed reds.

History

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Massena
Massena

Region: Barossa Valley
Proprieter: Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins
Established: 1999
Address:
PO Box 643
Angaston
South Australia, 5352

With dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, Massena sources fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst they work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, they are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat.

Read more
Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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