2020 Redheads Studio Barrel Monkeys Shiraz
This Barrel Monkeys Shiraz is what you would call a masterly representation of the strengths of RedHeads Studio. Every year, this winery uses only the best Shiraz grapes from the McLaren Vale region, not tied to any grower. These grapes therefore fully represent what nature, the climate and the weather conditions had to offer. For 2014, this meant grapes from cooler, more coastal Willunga and nearby Sellicks were used. Year after year, RedHeads winery guarantees a wealth of fruit and power, framed by the soft vanilla notes of large American oak barrels that ensure a consistently powerful, delicious and irresistible wine. Deep purple in color with bread aromas of dark red fruits (plums and mulberries) and a slightly sweet scent of cedar oak. Velvety with powerful, spicy blackcurrants and raspberries, finished with notes of smoky flesh, and pleasant tannins.
This Barrel Monkeys Shiraz already tastes very nice and velvety but also has a high cellar potential. The firm structure allows the wine to be aged for another 5-8 years. After that time, the taste has deepened further and more interesting flavors have developed. This shiraz is delicious with lamb, a good steak or grilled pork.
Redheads Studio winery is located in South Australia in the town of Tanuda, in the Barossa Valley where the dedicated team behind Redheads work tirelessly, from the vine to the bottle and beyond, to ensure the wines can always be in their best condition drunk.
It all started with a few Aussie winemakers who went to France to show the 'old hands' some new tricks there. Australian wine had conquered the world in the 1970s and 1980s. That's why Tony Laithwaite brought some Aussies to France. It was there that the very beginning of RedHead's new viticultural movement was laid.
In a small shed in McLaren Vale, a former Indian restaurant, some winemakers took on the challenge of making their dream come true: making beautiful, creative wines in small volumes with primary focus on quality.
They wanted to make wines without being bothered by all kinds of business worries, which resulted in an explosion of creativity and experiments.
Meanwhile, winery Redheads is making great international progress and they still give young talents the opportunity to let their creativity and talents loose on the best grapes in the region. Redheads Wines says of itself: “A free-spirited, movement liberating the best grapes from the premium labels to make wines with soul, character and personality”
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Mc Laren Vale|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|