The Barossa Valley at its best, the Massena Moonlight Run 2017 Barossa Valley
Things really have come in full circle. For most of the late 20th Century, Barossa Valley Shiraz was all the rage. The bigger the better, until people started to realise these are nice wines to taste, but not to drink
Well the Barossa Valley has gone back to the future and re-discovered some truly remarkable vineyards. I am talking about old vine Grenache and the great GSM’s blends
Yes the real Stars of the Barossa are not Shiraz, but their luscious, fleshy and absolutely delicious GSM”S
Massena are one of the young guns in the Barossa and they are making some sensational wines
Massena Moonlight Run 2017 is a roughly equal blend of Barossa Valley Mataro (Mouvedre), Grenache, and Shiraz, with the Grenache coming off extremely old vines, well over 100 years (but more like 150).
This is a beautiful Red wine, full of energy and precision. Intensely aromatic, youthful and energetic the nose dishes up scents of plums, blueberries and liquorice followed by subtle incense infusions, vanillin cedar and spice.
A great Aussie wine style paying homage to Chateauneuf-du- pape, and perfect for our cuisine and climate
And yes the colour is as dark as a midnight run through the vineyards.