Ripe blackberry, raspberry and blueberry notes are complimented by pepper, spice and mineral notes, with slight hints of oak and smoked meats.
A soft and generous mouthfeel, featuring pepper, spice and creamy vanilla with smooth blackberry, raspberry and dark plum flavours. Gentle velvety tannin structure with a lovely savoury finish.
This is an Amarone style wine made from Shiraz grapes. The grapes are hand-picked, just before flavour ripeness, into individual 10kg buckets and then laid out onto separate racks to dry. The drying is carried out in a purpose built, fully insulated shed complete with high intensity air fans to aid the drying process. The length of drying time varies each year and is influenced by a variety of factors including the ripeness of the grape, the ambient heat and humidity and the flavour on tasting. The drying process intensifies the flavours of the grape without losing any of the natural acids present in the grape on picking. The *Baumé of the grape is increased during this process by between 0.5 ° and 1.5 °. After drying the grapes are processed into wine.
To complement the Amarone style Shiraz, pair this wine with char grilled steak or slow cooked lamb or a lovely fresh homemade pasta with roasted garlic and whole baby tomatoes.
The resulting wet soils from the 2017 growing season provides a good foundation for our dry grown vines. Cool wet weather early in the year was followed by a long spell of warm weather, perfect for slow ripening and delivering well-structured, aromatic fruit.
HOBBS 'TIN LIDS' BAROSSA 2017 'ARIA SECCA' SHIRAZ
WINEMAKERS: Peter Schell, Allison Hobbs, Greg Hobbs
GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz
BOTTLED: June 2018
GROWING AREA: Barossa Ranges
ALC %/VOL: 15.4 % Alc/Vol
T/A: 5.5 g/l
CELLAR POTENTIAL: 10+ years
OAK: French Oak
MATURATION: 12 months