Not your ordinary Barossa Valley shiraz.
About The Wine
The After Five Wine Co. Shiraz comes from Craig Stansborough's own vineyard in the Barossa Valley.
It's a slightly a-typical example of Barossa Shiraz. Fermented in concrete and gently basket-pressed, this supple, lower alcohol Shiraz shows a more temperate side of the Barossa.
It maintains the dark fruit and smooth tannin of the region without the heaviness that so many examples from the Barossa show.
In short, it's a supremely drinkable wine in its youth with enough structure and integrity to age for a period if you so wish.
About Purple Hands
Purple Hands are an excellent Barossa producer crafting tiny quantities of some very elegant and flavourful full bodied reds.
Holding the reigns are Mark Slade and Craig Stansborough - the latter of which is chief winemaker at well-known Barossa winery, Grant Burge. Craig's own vineyard supplies much of the Purple Hands fruit. A distinguished ancient vineyard planted around the end of the 1800s forms the basis of the Planta Circa label. And the After Five Wine Co. wines showcase other special sites from around the region that they believe have a rare quality of character.
These wines exemplify the classic regional characters of power and presence and will reward patience in the cellar for die-hards of the region.