The Boundary Row range of wines is named after a Barossa tradition of using vine rows rather than fences to distinguish the different owners of adjoining vineyards, with fruit from the boundary row shared between the neighbours.
Vineyard Source: Boundary Row Shiraz was sourced entirely from the Kurtz Family Vineyard in the Light Pass subregion of the Barossa Valley. The vines received minimal or no irrigation and were pruned for low yields to provide vine balance and maximise fruit quality and varietal character.
Vintage Conditions: Vine growth was slow yet healthy, after a long, wet winter. Spring and early summer were cool, and post-veraison temperatures were moderate, with short bursts of heat and well-timed rain. An Indian summer allowed consistent ripening, with cool late-March nights extending vintage.
Winemaking: Fermented on skins for up to 10 days in small, open fermenters and gently hand-plunged to optimise colour, flavour and tannin extraction. After pressing, the wine was matured in seasoned and new oak for 26 months.
Acidity: 6.6 g/L
Colour: Rich, deep purple.
Nose: A distinctive nose of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry, with hints of liquorice and fine dark chocolate.
Palate: The palate is rich, full, and fleshy, with bright, juicy flavours of plum, mulberry and blackberry, and complexing hints of mocha and spice. A smooth, textural, balanced mouthfeel, with a lingering, mouthwatering finish, combines savoury notes of cedar with fine-grained tannins that seem to last forever.
Cellaring Potential: While suitable for current consumption, further medium term cellaring will be rewarded. I highly recommend that this wine be decanted prior to serving.
Food Match: Boundary Row Shiraz is a great match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted meats, and full-flavoured dishes.