The Boundary Row range of wines is named after the Barossa tradition of using vine rows rather than fences to distinguish the different owners of adjoining vineyards, with fruit from the boundary row shared between the neighbours. The vines receive minimal irrigation and are pruned for low yields to provide vine balance and maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics. As with most Kurtz Family Vineyard wines, Boundary Row wines are held back and released 3-4 years after vintage.
Vineyards: The fruit for this wine comes from vines that vary in age from 10 to 85 years old, with the majority of Grenache from 85 year old dry grown bush vines at Kalimna.
Winemaking: Shiraz and Mataro have added complexity to the dry grown Grenache. Maturation for 24 months in aged French oak has further enhanced the blend of varieties, creating a full-bodied wine suited to most situations.
Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Colour: Deep, bright purple-red.
Nose: Complex savoury aromas of fennel seed and five-spice combine with ripe red-currant fruit characters and aromatic florals.
Palate: A plush, juicy, full-bodied palate with mouth-filling fruit flavours of dark blood-plum, cranberry and pomegranate. Fine, structural tannins balance the fruit and draw it through to a lingering finish.
Cellaring Potential: May be enjoyed on release or will continue to improve for further 4 to 5 years with careful cellaring.
Food Match: Boundary Row Grenache Shiraz Mataro is a great match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted meats, game birds, rich poultry and other full-flavoured dishes.
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