Thistledown Basket Case Shiraz 750ml (Barossa Valley, SA)
The grapes are sourced from growers all over the region, with a leaning towards the northern end of the valley where we love the dark, crunchy fruit. We pick the fruit “on the way up” to total ripeness and then we give it a gentle cold soak before ferment and basket pressing.
Ageing is done in 300 & 500 litre barrels, predominantly French and only ever about 25% new to allow the fruit rather than the oak to dominate.
The result is a wine that is multi-layered, textural and subtly fruited. Structured without being monolithic, tight, perfumed, effortlessly drinkable.