The fruit for each Shiraz was cold soaked, fermented in open concrete fermenters with wild yeast, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French oak for 14 months. The wines were only racked once and were aged in second use 500L Puncheons. This wine is limited to 641 bottles and is unfined, unfiltered and gravity fed to bottle. Drink any time over the next 10+ years.
The Northern Slope was planted in 1968 on red-orange volcanic clay soils, over limestone. Row direction is E-W. Perfect balance between the East & West, like velvet. Powerful yet restrained.
Vinden Estate Headcase Somerset Vineyard Single Barrel Shiraz #2 Northern Slope