Villain and Vixen Shiraz

2021 vintage

Beyond the single vineyard estates, Hentley Farm produce a portfolio of modern wines sourced from select vineyards across the Barossa including a range of wines under the Villain & Vixen label.
As villains against convention we favour vixen like elegance, textural wines with enhanced vibrancy of fruit and varietal characteristics.

$24.50

Vineyard

Regional Barossa Blend | Including sites from; Eastern foothills, Krondorf, Western ridge and Eden Valley
Upshot: Complexity | Intense and vibrant flavour profile

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Above average Spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | No extreme heat events
Upshot: Consistent flowering and fruit set | Healthy leaf/canopies | Controlled development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Below average daytime temperatures | Cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Extended even flavour development | High natural acid | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: 80% De-stemmed | Fermented on skins for 8-12 days
Oak: French – Seasoned 100% | Natural malolactic fermentation | 15 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15.0% | pH – 3.5 | Acid – 6.4 g/L | RS – <1.0 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 17th February – 12th March 2021 | Bottled: June 2022 | Released: June 2022

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Plum | Blackberry | Liquorice stick | Vanilla Bean
Texture: Soft even tannins | Vibrant fruit | Balanced

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Red Fox
Vehicle – Volvo XC60
Musical – Bass Guitar