Barossa Valley, South Australia
When Johann Gottfried `JG` Scholz arrived in the Barossa in 1845, his healing skills gained as a bonesetter in the Prussian army made him a legend among the Silesian settlers. This premium wine is a tribute to `JG`, his descendant who ran the Willows Hospital for more than 100 years. In the late 1960`s a small shiraz vineyard was planted and became known as the Bonesetter`s block.
They have selected premium parcels of fruit from this mature vineyard which were fermented in open fermenters, basket pressed before ageing the wine in very tight grained French Oak hogsheads for a little more than two years.
Dense, vibrant colour.
Very ripe nose, sweet fruit, reminiscent of plum, blackberries and pepper.
The palate is generously mouthfilling, exhibiting berry and cinnamon spice flavours, along with oak derived mocha overtones and harmonious, soft yet well defined, flattering tannins. A stunning wine, with perfumed oak supporting a multi layered powerhouse of fruit.
Game food, lamm and grilled meat.