2021 Shobbrook Wines Poco Rosso

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Naturally produced Syrah from the Barossa Valley, lifted and fragrant, with minimal SO2.




About the Wine

Made by the very talented Mr Shobbrook, a man dedicated to crafting wines which are equal parts fun, interest driven and expressions of site.

Perfectly medium bodied, with 50% whole bunches used during fermentation. It's aromatic but savoury, juicy but tannic. It really combines the best of different styles of Syrah, becoming greater than the sum of its parts.It's quite devilish of Mr Shobrook, really, to make a wine so drinkable that it's easy to overlook just how refined, well structured and complex it is.

About Shobbrook Wines

After 12 years on his family's Seppeltsfield vineyards Shobbrook can now be found tending his fledgling Organic farm in Flaxman Valley. Currently at two acres, the plan is to expand this to five while continuing to source fruit from likeminded growers and friends in Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.

Shobbrook is intrinsic to Australia's Natural movement. The early days saw him touring the length of the country shaking up our industry with vigour, his visits, and the wines, were exciting, unprecedented and at times confronting, it was a wild ride for which we will are forever grateful.

Lovers of Natural wine should, and probably already do, drink these wines in abundance. Those intrigued by what the Natural wine movement has to offer should start here. These wines are exemplary.

Tom showing his, (often well hidden!) serious side
Tom showing his, (often well hidden!) serious side
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

The Poco Rosso was supposed to be a medium to light red wine from mostly old Vine Vale Syrah. While it might have been so for the unreleased version of 2019, it was not to follow both in 2020 and again this year in 2021. The vineyard is too good and the fruit too old to take all that away. Harvest is not early nor late with Poco Rosso. Its somewhere in between before the fruit starts to loose its plumpness. Whole clusters of Syrah are immersed in fermenting poolside juice. Here we get the best of both worlds, youth and wisdom. A wine I find myself going back to for the sheer savouriness.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 12.9%
Closure : Crown Seal
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tom with his unique native wood barrels.
Tom with his unique native wood barrels.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Older vines produce whole bunch fruit and Poolside juice goes over the lot like a nice bath for the fruit. All syrah. Beautiful, savoury style red. Soft, supple, flowing red, dark, bloody and inky plum fruit with veins of clove/cinnamon spice, dried herbs and truffle-earthiness through it all. Moody, brooding wine, gently palate staining and long, beautiful, nourishing in its feel. Gorgeous." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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