A vibrant purple red hue, the bouquet brings powerful black and blue fruit aromas, full bodied, the dense fruit balanced by abundant natural tannins. An incredible vintage, the ancestor vines outperformed expectations, amazing freshness no doubt one of the great success stories. This wine is well integrated but has ample complextity on a fresh finish.
Hayes Family Wines, Ancestor Shiraz
for the equivalent of £99.95 a bottle
Grower: Hayes Family Wines
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Style: Complex and Fresh
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 15% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
We are the proud custodians of a superbly-sited historic Barossa vineyard, driven by the desire to feel the soil on our hands and to craft authentic, classically-styled wines that reflect our unique sites. We achieve this by working with the region’s hero varieties – Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Semillon – certified organic vineyards, handling our fruit respectfully in the winery with minimal intervention, no fining and no filtering of our red wines (and hence they are vegan friendly).Barossa Valley is home to our primary vineyards, including our Estate Vineyard in Stone Well, where we operate our winery and farm-style cellar door. The Barossa Valley is a truly special place with a history dating back to the 1840s and reputation for producing some of the world’s finest Shiraz. Our vineyards date back to the 1870s and have been the source of some of the region’s flagship wines over several generations. We believe in doing things naturally, therefore much of our work is hands-on. We hand-prune and hand-harvest, managing all aspects in the vineyard with extreme care and attention to detail. Our vineyards are typically dry-grown with certain blocks supported by drip irrigation. We don’t apply any unnatural fertilsers or sprays, farming our vineyards sustainably and organically (our Estate Vineyard in Stone Well is Certified Organic and Certified Sustainable).