Marananga, in the centre of the Barossa Valley, was a highlight in a very good 2016 vintage. Winter rainfall was only 72% of the long-term average. A warm, dry spring was ideal for flowering and fruit-set. Warm conditions prevailed in the early part of the summer allowing vines to grow well, with healthy canopies and good bunch set. Milder conditions in January allowed for optimal flavour development, with late rain refreshing the vines.
Despite the challenges of a relatively dry season, ripening was even with smaller than average berries. Harvest in Marananga Barossa Valley commenced quickly with shiraz showing great colour, ripe tannins and complex flavours.
Origin: Coonawarra / Australia