The grapes for Nine Stones Barossa Valley Shiraz are from a blend of company’s and grower’s fruit. Vineyard sources stretch from Nuriootpa, to Vine Vale, to Stockwell. Soil types range from sand over clay to deep uniform to gradational soil and hard red brown soil. After carefully selecting individual parcels in the vineyard the fruit is transported to the crushing facility where it is fermented in a combination of concrete vats and stainless steel fermenters for about 7 days. The resulting wine is pressed off skins and completes ferment on oak planks before being matured in a combination of oak barrels and planks. for about 9-12 months. This wine has aromas of plums and black fruit, blueberries, subtle cedary oak complexity evident from barrel maturation. Dense & full bodied palate with dark chocolate, plums and black fruit. Chewy, chunky ripe tannin frames the palate. Great length & finish.