A seamless and spectacular performance of a grape off old vines.
About The Wine
The Planta Circa wines from Purple Hands celebrate an ancient vineyard in the Lyndoch region planted lated in the 1800s.
These warhorse vines, now well into their second century of grape production, produce small, concentrated bunches of fruit that make excellent, long-lived wines.
The Shiraz from this site is classic Barossa in the best possible sense. It's dark, inky, shows a smattering of the region black pepper character and has an excellent persistent tannin structure. This is a perfect option for premium Barossa Shiraz for the cellar.
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.