2019 Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz Stone Well Barossa Valley – Alex Head’s Limited Series are powerfully individual, intriguing, hard to categorise, these are drawn from signature vineyards and show Alex Head at his most uncompromising; hands-on, bold and risk-taking. Most of all though, they are pure expressions of their Barossa and Eden Valley home.
This single vineyard lies in the Stone Well parish at 280m altitude and has a myriad of soil types including sandy-loams, red clays and a limestone rock base — blonde in colour — running the length of the vineyard. It crops naturally at around 1.5 ton/acre, shows perfume, jube-like blue fruits, produces riper, plumper, sweeter fruited wine while still retaining acidity due to the higher limestone content of the soil.
In some years a very small percentage of Viognier skins are included in the ferment for aroma, to soften tannin, set colour, add texture and more complexity with bottle age. Whole-bunch is utilised on a vintage to vintage basis while foot-treading, hand-plunging and pump-overs is usually the norm. 15-18 months maturation in smaller French oak of which up to a third can be new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered under Stelvin capsule.
Pure elegance from the Barossa.
Single Price: $60.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $45.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $540.00