2011 John Duval Entity Shiraz
John Duval rose to winemaking fame as the craftsman of the mighty Penfolds Grange, before going it alone to further forge his reputation as a maker of great Shiraz. The aim of The Entity is to produce a wine true to the region. Rich and complex it shows ripe, spicy fruit characters with a complex savoury oak influence framed by fine lingering tannins.
Entity is to produce an elegant Shiraz true to the Barossa. The cooler 2011 vintage has added more savoury and spice notes to the usual black and blue fruit.
Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques were employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle under good cellaring conditions, for at least 8-10 years.
Variety: Shiraz 100%, sourced from old vineyards in the Light Pass, Tanunda and Krondorff regions
Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap and small open stainless steel fermenters.
Oak Maturation: 100% barrel matured for 14 months, with 25% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads.
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