Sons of Eden 'Kennedy' GSM 2017
- Grenache Shiraz
- Australia, 750ml
This award winning Grenache, Shiraz, Mouvedre show a classical bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, spice, and cocoa. The palate is full and round with concentrated dark fruits, keen acid and silky tannins.
- Winery: Sons of Eden
- Varietal: Grenache 48%, Shiraz 32%, Mouvedre 20%
- Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
- Vintage: 2017
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food match: Roast pork & lamb, game meat; stews and Goulash; grilled vegetables; Indian, Korean and Mexican cuisine; softer & creamy cheeses
The KENNEDY is a classic blend of old vine Barossa Valley Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre varieties. Named as a tribute to the legendary Barossa Vigneron’s who pioneered the planting of the old treasured vineyards, which the Barossa enjoys today. The Grenache fruit is the ‘soul’ of this blend and is from an exceptionally low yielding 50+ year-old Light Pass Vineyard. Originally planted by the Kennedy Family, with ownership eventually being passed onto the charismatic Leo ‘Joe’ KENNEDY who nurtured the vines for many years, selling his prized fruit to local winemakers.
Established in 2000, Sons of Eden is intimately involved in all aspects of crafting wines of unquestionable quality, from the vineyard right through to the bottle.
Varieties that the Barossa produces to a world standard are hand-picked from 30 unique vineyard sites and handled through Sons of Eden’s minimal intervention small-batch winery. As a result, the wines have a strong sense of individuality.
With a combined 50 Barossa vintages amassed between the Sons’, Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham, their focus on crafting world class wines is uncompromising.
Corey Ryan - A trained Oenologist and self-confessed wine tragic, Corey lives and breathes winemaking and has amassed a wealth of experience within the Barossa and beyond. He has a great capacity to think big and act small thanks to his background within the winemaking structures of some household names such as; Villa Maria and McWilliams. It was, however, his time as Winemaker for the iconic Eden Valley producer Henschke that first whet his appetite for Barossa wines that has become his entrenched passion with Sons of Eden. In addition to his 25 Barossa vintages he can also boast about being New Zealand Winemaker of the Year in 2007 (Winestate 2007) and Australian Winemaker of the Year Finalist 2016 (Gourmet Traveller WINE).
Simon Cowham - With a broad range of expertise from vine propagation through to winemaking and beyond Simon’s role within Sons of Eden is dictated by the ‘need of the day’. Being trained in Viticulture and most comfortable with dirt under his finger nails Simon’s passion lies within the treasured vineyards from which Sons of Eden source their fruit. As Viticulturist for Eden Valley producer Yalumba in the mid-90s Simon relished the opportunity to influence wine styles from the vineyard and set about understanding the dynamics of vineyards site, their management and mother nature. In addition to his 25 Barossa vintages the Barons of Barossa awarded Simon with Barossa Winemaker of the Year in 2013.
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