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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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.
"Full-bodied and creamy in texture, this is a big, plummy Shiraz, made complex by hinits of mocha and roasted meat. it's long, lush and berry-laden on the finish. Drink now -2015.
During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the path less travelled by. As a result our winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. We only produce wines from the most celebrated grape varieties, from only the most acclaimed regions for producing those varieties, wherever they may be, anywhere in the world. Follow your own path. Eat well. Drink well.
The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...Read More About Barossa Valley
(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...Read More About Syrah/Shiraz
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