Red Gum Barrel Fermented Wine
Star Lane Winery - Six Elements proprietary Red Gum Barrel Fermented Shiraz
Uniquely aged in an Australian Red Gum Timber Barrel, this luxurious Six Elements Shiraz has been meticulously created to deliver a superb harmonizing of everything that has ever been learned about the hand crafting of fine wine with the critically important balancing of the sheer innovation and expertise necessary to produce such an exceptional offering.
“As necessity is the mother of invention, innovation is the matriarch of tradition”
Aptly dubbed "The Taste of Australia" this is a superb wine that stands to redefine the expectations and appreciation of even the most discerning consumer as to what it is that fine handcrafted boutique wine is all about.
Contrary to its reputation as a hardwood, red gum actually has a breathability superior to that of traditional oak. This is but one of the numerous advantageous attributes associated with completing the secondary fermentation process in a barrel made of salvaged and specially kiln dried Australian Red Gum Timber. The higher porosity and increased breathability allow more oxygen to be drawn which in turn enhances the intensity of the relationship between the wine and the barrel. The desirable impact of this is to deliver a wine that tastes far fuller and more mature than its actual vintage. This is due to the secondary characteristics of the wine being exponentially enhanced, which in turn means shorter cellaring times to deliver optimum drinkability.
Star Lane Winery offers one of the most beautiful and picturesque Cellar Door wine tasting experiences in Australia so it is not difficult to see where such inspiration is born. Ringed with beautiful Australian Red Gum trees the Terroir or “sense of place” has now become a tangible feature of Star Lanes flagship product. With the Red Gum barrel effectively bringing the tree directly to the wine the Terroir and undeviating tenure between the two elements is achieved. The Taste of Australia has been hewn from the very landscape in which the vine has driven its roots.
In keeping with the exceptional high quality and standards that are now synonymous with Star Lane Winery the Six Elements Red Gum Barrel Fermented Shiraz captures the true essence of their traditional premium quality wines, however as a result of the unique osmosis process occurring within the Red Gum Timber barrel it also delivers many distinctive and highly desirable characteristics.
A deep generous and balanced wine. A rich and powerful palate with a red gum hue and excellent colour. The bouquet has fragrant spice and pepper insinuations combined with the most beautiful forest floor and wooden overtones; earthy truffle, fruitcake, and liquorice with just a slight hint of eucalypt and fine tight tannins. Timbered nuances throughout with a smooth grain. Slightly wild, contemporary with a unique Australian personality.
Note: The Star Lane Winery Red Gum Timber Barrel and Elements Shiraz Box packaging have been carefully crafted using only salvaged Red Gum Timber that has been specially kiln dried