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Tomfoolery - 18 Youngblood Shiraz, Barossa Valley SA

Tomfoolery - 18 Youngblood Shiraz, Barossa Valley SA

Varietal: 100% Shiraz

Winemaking: Open fermented utilising native yeasts, with 30% whole bunch. 7 days post-ferment maceration before the wine is basket pressed and racked to stainless vats (50%) and old French oak hogsheads (50%). 6 months maturation before bottling. 

Nose: Deep black cherries with raspberries and pepper

Palate: Easy drinking juicy shiraz - Plums and bright red fruit. 

Our Notes:  The term “basket press” gets thrown around a lot these days. Whether you are a heavy hitter or a humble wine slinger, there is something about those 2 words that attracts people's attention.

The lads at Tomfoolery are no strangers to this technique. Utilising old world and new world techniques, these young-blood's show that Barossa Shiraz can be both fresh and fruit driven. Native yeast with 30% whole bunch, only 6 months maturation, 50% tank 50% old barrels, and of course, BASKET PRESSED.

Even dad will be im“pressed” with this one…(see what I did there)

Music:  Somebody That I used to Know - Gotye ft. Kimbra