Country: Australia Region: Barossa Valley
Grape Varieties: 76% Grenache/Garnacha , 18% Mataro, 6% Syrah/Shiraz
Producer: Henschke Estate
Description : Named as a tribute to the early German Silesian pioneers of the Barossa, many of whom carried the first name of Johann. Barossa growers traditionally referred to their vineyard as their ‘garden’, from the German weingarten. Their traditions and culture have survived to this day, including the winemaking techniques used in this Grenache-led blend. It is produced from low-yielding, dryfarmed parcels of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. A combination of gnarly old bush vines and trellised vines on limestone soils from selected Barossa Valley vineyards.
Tasting Notes: Crimson with garnet hues. Bright, lifted aromas of redcurrant, rosehip and raspberry develop into concentrated baked plum pudding with spicy notes. The soft, luscious palate is complemented by complex flavours of spiced berry compote complemented by complex flavours of spiced berry compote, raspberry and red liquorice. An elegant style with fine, velvety tannins and balanced acidity
AWARDS : Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, Silver Medal