Amon Ra Shiraz by Ben Glaetzer 2017, Barossa Valley, Australia

In Egyptian mythology, Amon-Ra is considered the king of all gods. The temple of Amon-Ra was believed to be the first temple to ever plant a mono-culture vineyard to produce wine for the citizens of the temple. The eye on the label is the all-seeing eye of Horus – a powerful Egyptian symbol of protection. 100% dry grown shiraz from the Ebenezer sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Age of vines: 50-120 years old. Vinification: fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged 3 times daily. A small percentage completed primary fermentation in oak. Matured on lees to maintain fruit profile and animation. Minimal SO2. Topped up every 3 weeks. Oak: 20% American and 80% French (90% hogsheads, 10% barriques) Age of barrels: 100% new oak. Time in barrel: 15 months, then bottled unfiltered.