Henschke Henschke Stone Jar Tempranillo 2015

Henschke Eden Valley Stone Jar Tempranillo

Backgroud: Stone Jar pays tribute to the original Henschke settlers for their rich and wonderfully varied traditions. Stephen’s grandfather Paul Alfred sold his wine to local customers in stone jars, which in the Barossa was called a krug.

Vineyard: The Tempranillo and Graciano vines were established on rocky soils on north facing slopes at the range overlooking the village of Eden Valley. The vineyard is managed organic and biodynamically maintaining traditions of the past.

Season: A traditionally wet winter, mild spring and excellent fruit set provided a great start to vintage. Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with minimal disease pressure, resulting in fruit with incredible concentration. Relief came with 60-75mm of rain and a record-breaking coolest January in 11 years. With the onset of veraison, the rain was perfectly timed for old dry-grown vineyards.

Wine making: 91% Tempranillo 7% Mataro 2% Graciano

Appearance: Deep crimson with purple hues.

Aroma/Bouquet: Aromas of Satsuma plums, red cherries and raspberries, supported by fragrant hints of crushed flowering herbs, peppercorns, mace and struck flint.

Palate: Soft and silky tannin intertwine succulent red and blue berries with spice throughout the palate. Balanced with bright red cherry acidity and layers of texture, driven by a long finish.

Food Pairing: Pork belly and chorizo stew, Beef and almond empanadas or try Pork and olive.

Alcohol: 14%

pH: 3.57

Acidity: 5.74 g/L

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 25+ years

Wine maker: Johann Henschke

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The Henschke family has been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard on his diverse farming property at Keyneton in 1862. He was one of many Silesians who had fled their homeland in search of religious freedom, and he arrived from Kutschlau in 1841. The wine was initially intended for consumption by family and friends, but with the first commercial release in 1868, believed to be principally riesling and shiraz, the wheels were set in motion for greater things to come.