2020 Shiraz Barossa Valley 6-pack


Each vintage, the Barons of Barossa acknowledge a Viticulturist of the Year and a Winemaker of the Year, recognising those who have made a noteworthy contribution to the region. We now present Triplex, an annual collaboration of the Viticulturist of the Year and the Winemaker of the Year in a once-off celebration of the grower, maker and vintage.

For this edition, Barossa Viticulturists of the Year, Fiona & Daniel Habermann, joined forces with Barossa Winemaker of the Year, Stuart Bourne, to tell the story of Shiraz from the acclaimed 2020 vintage.

Please note: each donor can purchase up to four 6-packs via the website.
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Stu has perfectly captured the character of our vineyard and the exceptional quality of the 2020 vintage in this magnificent Barossa Shiraz.”
Fiona & Daniel Habermann – Viticulturists

With barrels made locally by hand from beautiful imported French oak, this wine shows vibrant and lifted red and black fruits, with hints of background and supporting oak. Spicy notes dance around the firm fruit core. Long and concentrated on the palate, the tannins are firm yet very fine grained.
A rich mouthfeel that coats the entire mouth with its plushness, it will age gracefully over the next 10 – 20 years. Barossa Shiraz in all its glory. Glory to Barossa.
Stu Bourne – Winemaker


The Vintage

Vintage 2020 has delivered wines of amazing quality, though one of the lowest ever yields in the Barossa at around 50% of average. This was due to a combination of early mild frost conditions and an especially windy period during flowering, leading to poor set and followed by some hot days in November and an overall dry growing season. Notably, quality is of the highest echelon with rich colours and intense robust flavours.

The Viticulturist & the Vineyard

Fiona and Daniel Habermann are sixth generation Barossa grape growers. Highly respected by their peers, they epitomise the region’s generational focus on sustainability and resilience.

“The grapes are from our ‘Trios’ Shiraz block. This block was planted in 2000, originally to Zinfandel then in 2005 it was grafted to Sauvignon Blanc, and in 2015 again grafted, this time to Sardi 03 Shiraz, hence the Trios name. This block is situated at the base of Mengler’s Hill on a gentle Westerly facing slope. The soil is a heavy loam over red brown clay with ironstone ridges. After a very dry growing season, we had 30 mm of rain in early February, followed by a mild month which allowed the vines to naturally ripen, with limited stress.”
Fiona & Daniel Habermann

The Winemaker & the Winemaking

Stuart Bourne is one of the great characters of the Barossa. He is a long-term thinker, always putting the region front and centre. He embraces everything Barossa, with strong, positive contributions to the wine industry and to the greater Barossa community.

“Picked on March 2nd 2020, the grapes were traditionally destemmed only, before a whole berry fermentation in an open fermenter for 10 days on skins. A combination yeast of two different species was used, to enhance complexity. Natural MLF in barrel followed. Basket pressed to barrel, to finish fermentation, this wine was aged in a mix of new and older French oak hogshead barrels for almost 2 years.”
Stu Bourne

The Reviews

“Medium-deep crimson. A traditionally heart Barossan with intense dark plum, blackberry aromas with attractive savoury nuances. Ample dark plum, blackberry, dark chocolate flavours, fine bittersweet chocolaty tannins and espresso mocha notes with significant length to finish. Now–2028”
Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson
– The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2022

“Winemaker Stuart “Stu” Bourne is a charismatic bloke. So too, is this dapper dude. Stu had great fruit with which to work (thanks to Barossa Viticulturist of the Year Fiona and Daniel Haberman) and treated their handiwork with respect. Savoury aromas jump out of the glass; a medley of rich dark fruit and a hint of sage. The palate is laced with tobacco and tea leaf and a smooth finish. At 14.5 per cent alcohol, it’s no shy pony but tightrope walker balance means it is everyone’s friend. A nimble, dandy of a drink. Beautifully put together like a tailored tweed suit.”
Katie Spain – Wine Critic