Woods Crampton
Old John Shiraz Bonvedro 2016

Woods Crampton Old John Shiraz

Woods Crampton Old John Shiraz Bonvedro 2016

There is a lot going on with the Woods Crampton Old John Shiraz Bonvedro and it is all good news for lovers of rich, mouth-filling red wines. This is a fantastic wine. All of the hallmarks of a robust Barossa Shiraz are there but there is something more...no doubt it is the Bonvedro, a Spanish grape that is known for ample fruit flavours, that has been growing in the Barossa for over 75 years. The Daily Drop Panel were all very impressed with this wine, it really is a worthwhile wine to try.

Woods Crampton Old John Shiraz Bonvedro 2016

Region - Barossa Valley, AUSTRALIA.

Variety - 86% Shiraz, 14% Bonvedro

Style/palette - Medium - full bodied.

Cellaring - Drink now or until 2026

Winemaking -  Sourced from a 60 year old vineyard in the Light Pass sub district of the Barossa Valley, a 55 year old Eden Valley vineyard and Bonvedro from the 75 year old John’s Vineyard. Chilled overnight before primarily de-stemming and cold soak for five days at eight degrees. Fermentation was a cool twenty five degrees in small open one tonne fermenters with twenty percent whole bunch and twice daily hand plunging.  Matured in small and large format French oak barrels. Bottled without fining and with minimal filtration. 

Woods Crampton Old John Shiraz Bonvedro 2016

"86% 55-60yo shiraz, 14% 75yo bonvedro, 20% whole bunches, 80% destemmed, 5 days cold soak, open-fermented, matured in French barrels (large and small). Deeply coloured, full-bodied and richly robed, with liqueured black fruits, licorice, bitter chocolate and superfine tannins." 95 Points, James Halliday, The Wine Companion, 2017.

OFFER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rich, full-bodied and delicious - incredible value at this price.
  • Densely flavoured with dark berries and plums - drinkable and impressive.
  • Made with 86% Barossa Shiraz and 14% Bonvedro.
  • Convenient screw cap closure.
  • Delicious with hard cheese, roast beef or a grilled steak.