BRAVE FACES IS A TRIBUTE TO THE GRAPE GROWERS OF BAROSSA VALLEY
Deep purple in colour with a flicker of red hue
The nose is bright and fresh with dark cedar, ripe cherry, dried herb, lavender and pepper.
The texture is clean and pure, it holds excellent ripe round and dense fruits. It gives great transition into a late palate that is drying with reverberating fruits.
In the end, you left with a nice meaty dense tannin that holds a lovely minerality throughout.
Brave Faces will crave to be enjoyed with food and will win many friends at the table.
The majority of the batches were de-stemmed and crushed to open-top fermenters. The Shiraz was pumped over three times daily through the peak of fermentation, whereas the Grenache and Mourvèdre, after a few days cold soak, were lightly plunged. Average time ‘on-skins’ was 15 days. Grenache parcels were fermented with 20% whole bunches. All pressings were added back to the free run.
Some barrels had extended lees contact through maturation.
Aged for 12 months in a combination of concrete and older puncheon and hogsheads.
Great drinking now with potential for short to medium term cellaring of five to ten years
Barossa Valley, South Australia