Henschke Tappa Pass 2019

The Barossa has a core of traditional growers of German Silesian descent, dating back five generations, staunchly continuing on the traditions of their forebears. Occasionally one or two parcels of fruit of overwhelming quality come over the weighbridge; this is such an example.

About the Vineyard

This wine is sourced from up to 70-year-old, low-yielding shiraz vines from a selection of historical grower vineyards at Tappa Pass and Light Pass, growing in low-fertility Neoproterozoic soils more than 542 million years old, that range from red-brown earths to terra rossa. These vineyards provide shiraz fruit from both the Eden and Barossa Valleys of the Barossa zone, vinified in traditional open-top fermenters.

Wine Production

Matured in 24% new and 76% seasoned French hogsheads for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson with violet hues. Vibrant aromas of blueberry, blackberry, Satsuma plum and raspberry with hints of anise, crushed marjoram, cardamom, violets and cedar. The palate is rich, plush, and complex, with juicy blueberry and mulberry, spicy blackberry paste, and layers of fine velvety tannins creating incredible depth and length.

Food Pairing

Rib Fillet with Eggplant Purée

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Barossa Valley
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Shiraz
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.55
Acidity
5.9 g/L

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