- ABV 14.5
- Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit “This is impressively fruited and lifted, showing blackberry, sweet plum, cedar, tapenade and dark cocoa aromas on the nose, followed by a richly textured palate offering succulent fruit intensity with expansive mouthfeel. Well framed by fine dusty tannins, finishing delectable and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2036
Winemaker Notes: The vineyard was originally planted in 1858, with some replants in the 1920’s and 1970’s. Due to the vine age, the fruit is carefully hand harvested and delivered in small bins to avoid compaction. Gently destemmed direct to fermenter with some whole bunch inclusion, the grapes are left to spontaneously ferment with the natural yeasts from the vineyard. Once fermentation commences, the wine is hand plunged over several weeks to slowly extract the natural tannins that are evident from such a small, concentrated parcel of old vine grapes.
Massena Stonegarden Shiraz 2018 - In Bond
Barossa Valley, Australia
In some ways we were trailblazers, in front of the curve; in new varieties or style interpretations. Like making dry, light, textured, barrel fermented Rosé in 2007 and getting blank looks as to why we’d been doing this - roll forward ten years and everyone’s got one of these. Why would you plant Saperavi, Primitivo and Tannat in the heady days of the early 2000s Barossa Shiraz obsession? We were looking for drought tolerant, thick skinned or higher acid varieties that would combat our changing climate. When the style was big, black and oaky, ours was herbal, spicy and lowly oaked - designed for the dinner table not a glass staining contest. Now this is becoming the norm in our part of the world."
Jaysen continues "Massena was not started as a profit making, slickly marketed wine company, it was conceptualised to have fun making wine that we liked to drink or had an interest in learning how to make. Our board meetings were on the golf course followed by a long lunch, when we really should have been combing through our sales budgets or strategising our cost saving initiatives. That sounded boring and we were only in it to actually make the wine, not ordering someone to do it for us. The authenticity in Massena is it has al... ways been about making the most interesting wine possible at that given time and thoroughly enjoying the process, not chasing what is the current fad or trend. Then suddenly you become old enough in the cycle that the style of the day just rolls around and finds you!"
Welcome to our In Bond wine selection which shows wines available under bond only. Prices are marked as:
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