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2016 Sons of Eden Zephyrus Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Powerhouse Shiraz from the mighty Sons of Eden duo.

$34.00

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The blend of cooler climate Eden Valley Shiraz (48%) and warmer climate Barossa Valley Shiraz (52%) combine beautifully to enhance the palate structure and aromatics.

Sons of Eden

About the Wine

Yet another home run from the clever fellas at Sons of Eden. Lovers of big, bold Barossa Shiraz look no further.

In Ancient Greek mythology, Zephyrus was the God of the west wind. The westerly wind is key to the warmer climate of the Barossa, allowing a cool change in the afternoons to extend the ripening period of the fruit.

Zephyrus is a blend of fruit from eight different vineyards - four each from the Barossa and Eden Valleys. As the Sons put it themselves, "The blend of cooler climate Eden Valley Shiraz (48%) and warmer climate Barossa Valley Shiraz (52%) combine beautifully to enhance the palate structure and aromatics."

A class act South Australian Shiraz that always reviews extremely well, replete with all the richness and depth that the Barossa and Eden Valleys are known for.

About Sons of Eden

Sons of Eden is a partnership between experienced winemaker (Corey Ryan) and viticulturist (Simon Cowham) who both “learnt and refined their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley”. The boys have successfully grown their brand with a suite of full-flavoured but well-proportioned Barossa and Eden Valley wines - predominantly reds - that have gained impressive critical acclaim. 

The wines are built on classic Barossan varieties and blends, but with a modern elegance that makes the wines simultaneously approachable and cellar-worthy. With Cowham's vineyard resources and Ryan's winemaking prowess, Sons of Eden has become one of the best value producers in Australia. 

Corey Ryan & Simon Cowham - a dynamic duo!
Corey Ryan & Simon Cowham - a dynamic duo!
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

A deep pool of blackberry, cedar, chickory and cracked pepper, a dollop of vanilla and coffee cream. Luxurious and decadent feeling here, it rolls and rumbles through the mouth on a thick carpet of chiselled tannin. Coffee and dark chocolate to close and beautifully balanced through the roaring finish. Top flight. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From the Producer

Viticulture

This wine is a blend of 19 unique individual Shiraz parcels, made from fruit grown from throughout the Barossa Region. The blend of cooler climate Eden Valley Shiraz (48%) and warmer climate Barossa Valley Shiraz (52%) combine beautifully to enhance the palate structure and aromatics.

Winemaking

An array of fermentation techniques were utilised, all involving extended skin contact and gentle hand-plunging. Each of the fermentations retained varying levels of whole-bunch fruit clusters from 5 to 50%, then after 20-25 days on skins each ferment was pressed into a mix of new (35%) and seasoned French oak hogsheads. After a maturation of 15 months the wine was blended, naturally clarified and bottled without finings or filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

One of the Sons of Eden - Simon Cowham
One of the Sons of Eden - Simon Cowham
Barossa Valley, SA
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