Hogshead is an extension of the partnership between South Australian winegrower Jim Zerella and Nicholas Crampton. Hogshead Shiraz is an opulently flavoured and full bodied Shiraz, classically South Australian, and perfectly suited to barbecued red meats and other big flavours.
Sourced from a combination of established, dry-grown vineyards in central South Australia and low-yielding McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley vineyards. Wines are made and matured by Jim Zerella in McLaren Vale.
De-stemmed before a long, cool maceration with regular pumping over. Maturation is partially in stainless steel (aiding aromatics and fruit expression), partially in seasoned French and American oak for three months and partially in 300l French Hogshead barrels for a full bodied and complex flavour.
Vibrant deep purple in colour, with a lifted and aromatic nose, displaying an array of dark fruits, ripe plums and sweet smoked spice. The palate is extravagantly proportioned, filling the mouth with blue fruits and boysenberries, violets and exotic spice; framed by fine tannins and savoury oak before a long, dry finish.