Alc. 14.5 %
Named as a tribute to the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers, many of whom carried the first name of Johann. Their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship has meant that the many generations that followed rejoiced in the riches of their prudent efforts. Barossa growers traditionally referred to their vineyard as their garden, from the German Weingarten. This blend is just one of those blessings. The traditions and culture have survived to this day, including the winemaking techniques used in this grenache blend. It is produced from low-yielding, old, gnarled, dry-grown bush and trellised vines on limestone soils from selected vineyards.
92 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown Wine Advocate
…nose of kirsch, aniseed, mulberries and potpourri with touches of Chinese five spice, black loam and Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, plush and full-on sexy on the palate, it delivers layers of soft, exotically laced fruit with plenty of lingering spice notes on the finish.
95 Points, James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Aromas of red fruits and a hint of spice, the light-bodied palate bursting with fresh red fruits. A definite drink-soon - style while all the exuberant fruits are on full display.
Gold Medal 2016 - Barossa Wine Show
Gold 2017 - Six Nations Wine Challenge
2016 Included in Hot 100 Wines South Australia (Class: Structural and Savoury)
Intense and alluring aromas of fresh raspberries, dark plums and cumquat are complemented beautifully by savoury nuances of nutmeg, cracked black pepper, anise and Dutch licorice.
The palate is pure and concentrated with ripe raspberry and dark plum flavours balanced by hints of chicory, candied orange and black pepper; complex layers of texture, minerality and fine-grained velvety tannins with an exceptionally long finish.
Rag pasta with forest mushrooms, broccolini, peas, almonds and goat curd.