Henschke 'Henry's Seven' Barossa Blend 2021

Henschke 'Henry's Seven' Barossa Blend 2021

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Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Viognier

75cl * 14.5% ABV * Barossa Valley, Australia

The Henschke family have been making wine at their estate in the Eden Valley since 1868. Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke took over running the winery in 1979. Together with his viticulturist wife, Prue, they have taken their two single vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, and transformed them into two of Australia’s most sought-after wines. Through a combination of great viticulture from Prue, named ‘Outstanding Viticulturalist 2020’, who is at the forefront of re-introducing native plants into their vineyards to improve biodiversity, and winemaking from Stephen, they have built upon their inheritance and turned this traditional producer into one that is celebrated all around the world.

This blend is a tribute to Henry Evans, who planted the first vineyard of seven acres at Keyneton in 1853. The blend highlights the historical introduction of southern French and Spanish varieties to South Australia in those early pioneering days and reflects the history, religion and culture of the Barossa. The fruit for this blend is sourced from selected growers in Eden Valley and Barossa Valley, with whom Stephen and Prue have been dealing for decades.

Fragrant aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, blueberry and plum with hints of bay leaf, sage, black pepper and nutmeg. The palate is juicy, rich and textured with spicy berry fruits, well balanced by fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins for a long, elegant finish.