`Plexus` Barossa Valley Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre

Barossa Valley

John Duval

One of the world’s great winemakers, John Duval was given the ‘Grange’ torch...

by Max Schubert, the man who created Australia’s most famous wine. John passed it on to his successor when he left Penfolds in 2003 to start his own label. He sources fruit from long-time friends in the Barossa, all of whom own vineyards with vines aged from 50 to 100 years old. The wines are made with minimal intervention and showcase the best of the Barossa.

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Shiraz was sourced from vineyards in the Stockwell, Light Pass, Krondorf and Marananga regions. Grenache from old bush vines 50-60 years old from Stockwell, Light Pass and the Krondorf regions. Mourvedre from old bush vines, the oldest over 100 years old, from the Light Pass and Krondorf regions.


100% barrel matured for 16 months. Some Shiraz finished its fermentation in new oak, with 10% in new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 3 years and older French oak.

Tasting Notes

Youthful aromatic red and black fruits combine well with an array of spices. Shiraz and Mourvedre provide good backbone tannins and structure, which is balanced by the aromatics and softness of Grenache. Good depth of flavour, without being heavy or over-ripe.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2007
Grape varieties 51% Syrah/Shiraz
28% Grenache/Garnacha
21% Mourvedre
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Alcohol (ABV) 14.5%
Acidity 6.5g/l
Wine pH 3.55