Scalzi Family Reserve 2006 Barossa Valley

Scalzi Family Reserve

The 2006 vintage started with careful selection of our fruit and picking at the winemakers preferred flavours. Ferment took place in open fermenters at controlled temperature for six days. The wine was placed in a combination of both French and American oak hogsheads, with 10% new oak for maturing. After 20 month in oak we tasted 43 barrels selecting the best barrel of each variety to create this Reserve. In the lab we carefully blended different percentages of variety before selecting what our winemaker Charlie considered to be the optimum and the family giving the nod. The blend is 75% Shiraz 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot.

Fruit: Sourced from single vineyard from our Scalzi Estate.

Colour: Dense crimson with an almost dark core.

Nose: Intense and complex, perfumed with berry, black currant stewed rhubarb, plum and dark chocolate, with hint of liquorice and spice.

Palate: Full bodied, concentrated fruit flavours of plum, liquorice and dark chocolate a mouth fill palate with well balanced tannins and rolling concentrated dark cherries flavours to the finish. Great length.

Comments:

Good to drink now, with good cellaring you will discover and enjoy its years ahead. Recommend decant 20 min before consumption.


Charlie Scalzi
Winemaker

Size: 750mL 14.6% alc/vol

Produced and Packed by: Scalzi Family