To qualify for the Romulus blend the vineyards need to over 50 years of age and managed sustainably.
Barossa Valley 60+ year-old vineyard | Ebenezer sub-region
Barossa Valley 80+ year-old vineyard | Moppa sub-region
Barossa Valley 60+ year-old vineyard | Menglers Hill sub-region
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open topped fermenters. The fruit was chilled for 6 days before being allowed to naturally warm up to start fermentation. To optimise the vineyard expression a range of hand plunging cap management techniques were used across the different vineyard parcels. Post-pressing, the wines were transferred to a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. Matured for 20 months in oak without racking, the wines were then carefully blended. The blended wine was then naturally clarified and bottled without filtration.
Deep garnet in colour with a brooding complex aroma of dark cherry, plums and roasted vanillin bean. The palate is powerful and well structured, fleshy, with chewy textured tannins finishing with polish and focus. An exceptional Barossa vintage, this wine will mature well for many years.