The 8th Guardian of the Barossa
Karrawirra Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Karrawirra is translated as ‘stands of red gums’ from the native dialect. These massive trees, many hundreds of years old, are a distinctive feature of the South Australian landscape.
Those that remain are fiercely protected thus we refer to our Karrawirra reds as guardians of the Barossa. We are not coy about how we want our Barossa reds to taste and the more flavour the better. Delicacy and finesse we applaud but not with Karrawirra.
The winemaker Benjamin Parker explores other facets of the Barossa Valley in for example his Village Belle series. With Karrawirra we want you to be able to inhale the aroma as it is being poured and know from the colour that a big mouthful awaits. There are no ifs and buts with this wine being our version of a big, no holds barred Barossan.
It's excellent in every respect and we must give a lot of credit to the fruit we get from the fabulous Kalleske farmers in the far northern Barossa.