The fruit for 2020 Dero was 100% Shiraz hand-picked and sourced in tiny quantities from five amazing sites across the Barossa.
Ebenezer – The famed Hoffmann family. High Eden – Merv Steinert. An amazing Dry Grown site was planted in 1978. Flaxman Valley – Nathan Burley from the incredible Flaxman Valley Road. Lyndoch – Kolovic Family. Ideally perched east facing in one of the highest positions on the hill. Williamstown – Ted McWatters Tucked away in a beautiful little spot in his own little secluded valley, planted in 1975.
The fruit ranged from 10.5 beaume to 15.5
And we treated each parcel on its merits and employed a number of different fermentation methods. From de-stemming open fermentation, long periods of skin contact, partial whole bunch fermentation to long slow Carbonic fermentations. The wine was then put into Barriques to rest in our cool cellar for around 17 months and was blended on the first day of Spring 2021.
The wine displays typical Barossa richness while maintaining elegance and layered complexity!
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