Woods Crampton Frances & Nicole Eden Valley Shiraz 2017

Type: Red
Country: Australia
Region: Eden Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14.7%
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Climate: Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall and humidity
Terroir: Sourced from the Blenkiron Vineyard, a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, sixty-year-old vineyard on its own rootstocks within the Eden Valley. Hand-picked at less than two tonnes per acre
Winemaking: Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. The fruit is hand-picked, and given an overnight chill before a cold-soak for seven days at seven degrees. The fruit is primarily de-stemmed and allowed to reach ambient temperature before being transferred to two-tonne fermenters with 25% whole bunches laid across the bottom. A very slow, cool ferment with the cap held down and hand plunging twice daily. At two grams the ferment was pressed in a very old, very gentle pneumatic press to a settling tank to finish fermentation. The fruit was racked to medium and large format french oak, about 50% new, and topped every six weeks but not racked or stirred for 18 months. The wine was not fined, given a coarse filtration and a dash of sulphur before bottling

Color: Beautiful garnet red
Nose: Rich, dark and brooding, displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics
Palate: The palate is beautifully balanced and effortless with a core of powerful blue berried fruit / ripe plums and exotic spice. The class of the wine is evident in the wine impressive length and finesse flowing to a bright and precisely detailed finish defined by fine silky tannins

About the Winery:
Woods Crampton, established in 2006 by brothers Peter and Rob Woods, has become a fixture of the Barossa. A small winery with a penchant for modernist Italian varietals and ambitious blends, Woods Crampton makes small-batch wines that are always expressive and balanced. The Woods brothers use techniques reminiscent of their much-admired homeland — Italy — focusing on indigenous grape varieties and blending diverse terroirs together for unexpected results. The wines are modern, balanced and make clubbing with your friends sound like a good idea.

For a small winery, Woods Crampton has achieved a lot in a small amount of time. Part of the Barossa new wave, Woods Crampton makes contemporary wines, balancing character, complexity and freshness, a world away from the fruit bombs of the past.