Gisa 'Ellipse' Reserve Shiraz 2008
The pinnacle in the GISA portfolio.
Premium 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz fruit from the Gree?nock and Marananga subregions, were harvested off low yielding old vines, form the basis for this wine.
Traditional winemaking techniques including the use of open fermenters, hand plunging, and a hand operated Basket press, ensured the fruit was delicately handled, resulting in a wine with structure and intensity.
True to its roots this is a ripe, rich, full flavoured Barossa Shiraz. Aged for 24 months in 1 and 2 year old American oak Hogs Heads allowed for the gradual imparting of approachable oak tannins.
A powerful, yet elegant wine showing flavours of dark ber?ries, savoury spice and sweet fruit. The full-bodied muscu?lar palate is rich and dense with a softness and approach? ability in contrast to verbosity. Sophisticated, textured tan?nins and fleshy dark fruit finish to complete this magnificent wine.
The 2008 ELLIPSE shiraz is an unctuous wine with layers of complex fruits. The pallet is generous and full, with soft approachable tannins and good length.
Ready to enjoy now this wine will benefit from a decade or more in the cellar