Fruit for The Protagonist is sourced from two low yielding mature vineyards (approx 30 years old) located on the western and southern edges of the valley in the Tanunda and Lyndoch sub regions of the Barossa Valley. Fruit is picked at optimum ripeness, with individual parcels matched
to a selection of new and older American and French Oak where it was matured for 14 months prior to blending and bottling. The Protagonist was bottled with minimal filtration to maintain
intensity of colour, structure and flavor.
Deep ruby red color with purple hues.
Aroma: Raspberry & cherry fruits, mocha, vanilla, cedar, dark chocolate and plums.
Palate: Generous and ripe, but not overpoweringly so. Ripe cherry fruits, with hints of vanilla, chocolate and some licorice spice. Primary fruit and oak flavors are balanced neatly with natural
acidity to provide restraint and elegance to the persistent finish.