Redheads Studio Shiraz Barrel Monkeys 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Every great winemaker starts as a 'barrel monkey', dragging hoses and clambering over barrel stacks. At the pioneering Red Heads Studio, their true genius can be unleashed on some of the greatest fruit McLaren Vale has to offer! It's what Red Heads is all about - giving the brightest young talents in Australia the wherewithal to make the wines they truly want to make. And this untamed classic is the magnificent result. Depth of flavor you'd expect in a wine at twice the price. This was a project born of the vision of many of the top ‘barrel monkeys’ of the McLaren Vale. 100% Shiraz, from three sites in the Vale. This sees all American wood and a lot of love to go with it. Low yields, old vines, and fresh and terroir driven sites. This wine has a lift to it that many ‘blockbusters’ lack." Winery notes

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Varietal: Syrah
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RedHeads Studio:
Redheads Studio is a project founded by British wine curator Tony Laithwaite in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Red Heads was a bar, which Laithwaite transformed into a wine bar, winery and small batch production facility. He hired a group of talented “Barrel Monkeys,” oenologists working manual jobs at other vineyards who were often left out of the created process. This gives them... Read more
Redheads Studio is a project founded by British wine curator Tony Laithwaite in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Red Heads was a bar, which Laithwaite transformed into a wine bar, winery and small batch production facility. He hired a group of talented “Barrel Monkeys,” oenologists working manual jobs at other vineyards who were often left out of the created process. This gives them an opportunity to display their talents and produce something near and dear. These wines have a reputation for excellent structure and value, an answer to the common Australian “fruit bomb.”  Read less

"Every great winemaker starts as a 'barrel monkey', dragging hoses and clambering over barrel stacks. At the pioneering Red Heads Studio, their true genius can be unleashed on some of the greatest fruit McLaren Vale has to offer! It's what Red Heads is all about - giving the brightest young talents in Australia the wherewithal to make the wines they truly want to make. And this untamed classic is the magnificent result. Depth of flavor you'd expect in a wine at twice the price. This was a project born of the vision of many of the top ‘barrel monkeys’ of the McLaren Vale. 100% Shiraz, from three sites in the Vale. This sees all American wood and a lot of love to go with it. Low yields, old vines, and fresh and terroir driven sites. This wine has a lift to it that many ‘blockbusters’ lack." Winery notes

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