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2017 Tomfoolery Son of a Gun Cabernet Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

A perennial favourite red blend from a much-loved Barossa producer. Value.

$26.00

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About The Wine

The Cabernet/Shiraz partnership is one that is unique to Australia.

This classic wine style has deep roots in the Barossa Valley. Here, winemaker Ben Chipman pays homage to the pioneering winemakers of the past who paved the way for the current generation of Barossa winemakers.

"The classic Barossa ‘Claret’ is the marrying of our region’s great varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. From an early age we learnt to appreciate and respect this traditional Barossa wine style as a true example of varietal harmony." - Ben Chipman

It's a robust wine of deep-set fruit and suede-like feel. Rich and opulent, this is a modern tip of the cap to the great wines of Australia's past.

About Tomfoolery

Ben "Chippy" Chipman and Toby "Yappy" Yap are the fools of Tomfoolery.

Their brand is built on a simple philosophy: "small parcels of fruit, hand-crafted through a simple and relatively non-interventional approach with the aim to truly reflect the individual characteristics of the vineyard and variety. Tomfoolery wines are made with old world simplicity in a new world of wine."

These are classic, hearty, honest Barossa wines delivered with great value on offer.

Perfect no-brainer drinking suited to anytime, anywhere.

Ben "Chippy" Chipman and Toby "Yappy" Yap
Ben "Chippy" Chipman and Toby "Yappy" Yap
Barossa Valley, SA
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From The Producer

This is a dedication to the favourite Barossa blend of the old guns, from their proud sons. The classic Barossa ‘Claret’ is the marrying of our region’s great varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. From an early age we learnt to appreciate and respect this traditional Barossa wine style as a true example of varietal harmony.

The fruit is handpicked at optimum ripeness and flavour profile ensuring overall balance before being gently destemmed to keep as many whole berries and then open fermented for a minimum of five days with the juice being pumped over the skins twice daily to maximize oxygenation and purity of fermentation. Once the wine is dry it is then gently basket pressed minimizing the extraction of harsh extractive tannins.

Matured for 12 months in seasoned French oak barriques.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Toasty, chocolatey, clovey blackerries. It's warm and round, with luxurious fruit. Such a punter-friendly wine style. Barossa Valley writ large. Classic red that will make lots of friends. - Different Drop Wine Team

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SUCH AN UNEXPECTED,BEAUTIFUL DROP OF WINE

What a beautiful drop of full bodied red. This is definitely a good drop of red and it has never failed my expectations.

I discovered this lovely red a few years ago whilst dining at out in Adelaide.

I promise you that you too will love this fine wine.

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