Petaluma, B&V Vineyard Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, Australia, 750ml
Petaluma pioneered the Mount Barker region of the Adelaide Hills when it planted the B&V vineyards in 1992. The altitude of the vineyards at 350-400 metres and the largely continental climate produce a significant day to night temperature differential, ideal for Shiraz; the southern ocean is always there providing a cooling influence that enhances the wines elegance. The wine is aged in mostly new French oak barriques (225 litres) and hogsheads (300 litres) for about 20 months. Big and brooding, it is a spicy aromatic, cool-climate Shiraz; showing fragrant black pepper and spices blended with dark fruits and mocha chocolate.