Grapes from the Baroota region, located between the cool waters of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges from the heart of Kilikanoon Baroota Shiraz. ‘Baroota’ is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning a hunting place. Baroota enjoys a southern Mediterranean microclimate, ideal for the production of full-bodied, distinctive Shiraz.
‘I love working with fruit from Baroota, as it’s the first to ripen each year, giving me a chance to really focus on small batches of the finest grapes using traditional winemaking methods. The wine for this special edition of Kilikanoon's Baroota Reserve is rich, complex and unfiltered – you can enjoy it young and it will age happily for 5 years or more… if you can wait.’
Kevin Mitchell – Winemaker.
Front label painting by Allen Toomey
2015 was an excellent vintage overall. A very dry Spring was broken by soaking rains in January and February that put the vintage back on track. Cool conditions for the most part of February finished things off well, spacing out the harvest and allowing individual fruit parcels to be harvested at their optimum ripeness.
Predominantly from our Farehams and Morrisons Vineyards in Leasingham. Picked mid Feb. Fermented in open fermenters for 7-8 days. Pumpover twice daily. Basket pressed into quality French oak hogsheads 5% new balance 2-5 years old. Maturation in barrel for 15 months prior to blending and bottling. No Fining or filtration.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Complex aromas of dark cherry, red plum, licorice and dried herbs.
Perfectly balanced with vibrant upfront red fruits and complex savoury nuances. The fruit is supported by fine ripe tannin which give definition and structure to a long and persistent finish.
Grapes from the Baroota region, located between the cool waters of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf...
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Bright red in colour with youthful crimson hues
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