Head The Blonde Stonewell Shiraz Viognier
$3799each
$455DOZEN
WineryAlex Head
Fruit Shiraz Viognier
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $37.99
$455.00
Currently out of stock
There's a legend about Comte Maugiron who owned the steeply terraced hills of Cote Rotie. He was blessed with two beautiful daughters, one a blonde, the other brunette. When the good Count retired he passed the two Cotes to his daughters. They are still referred to as Cote Blonde and Cote Brune. Head's Blonde comes from a single vineyard at Stonewell, a site of sandy loam mixed with quartz over limestone base, unique blonde soils, which translate into a wine of accentuated perfume and profound complexity.
Alex Head has long been interested in Rhone Valley wines and their symbiosis with all things culinary. In particular, Shiraz from Rhone Valley's Cote Rotie. Head worked vintage with the wineries he held in the highest regard. Tyrrells and Torbreck, Laughing Jack and Cirillo. To create a unique old world style of Barossa Valley wine, Alex Head has selected a vineyard similar to Côte Rotie, where the soils produce contrasting styles of fruit. Our beautiful Blonde has been treated to the luxury of whole bunch ferments, daily foot treading over the course of a fortnight, hand plunging and pumpovers, followed by a year's maturation in an extravagantly high proportion of new 300L French hogsheads.
TASTING NOTES
A deeply coloured wine. Fragrant camomile and star anise, blackberry and bramble aromas with some underlying savoury notes. The palate is generous and minerally with blackberry, liquorice and sage flavours over fine loose knit grainy tannins. Archetypal Stonewell Shiraz, with highly perfumed fruit, plenty of substance and great length of flavour, will continue to evolve middle palate richness.
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Regions Barossa
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Head The Blonde Stonewell Shiraz Viognier
WineryAlex Head
Fruit Shiraz Viognier
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
  Each $37.99
  $455.00
Currently out of stock
    [ Details ]
About Alex Head Wines
Each release of Head not only represents Alex Head's strong views on what makes balanced, drinkable wines but a guarantee of absolute quality, value and consistency
Head Wines is an open journey of learning. Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. Graduating from Sydney University in 1997 with a degree in Biochemistry, Alex entered the Wine Industry. After a trip through the major wine-growing vineyards of Europe, he immediately started working in fine-wine management, wholesale importing and an auction house to gain a broad understanding of the world of fine wine. He then worked vintages with the wineries he held in the highest regard. Tyrrells in the Hunter, Torbreck, Laughing Jack and Cirillo Estate in the Barossa Valley followed and in December of 2008 he gained a Producers Licence and released his first wines to the public. Alex Head»