We are glad to announce that we have officially become a supporter of the @barossacellar !
We have collaborated with winemakers in the region for years, and it became natural to donate a vine and be a part of this fantastic community project.
It is an honour to own a vine of Shiraz planted in 1908 as part of the Barossa Cellar project.
Our vine was sourced from the Golden Gate Mine Vineyard (Rockford Wines), and is full of history, with various vignerons having worked on this vineyard to produce some fabulous wine for over a century.
Doreau Cooperage is committed to the Barossa Wine Region. Often working on long ageing programs, from 14 to 18 months, we have a couple of best seller barrels for Shiraz.
The Selection Thierry barrel will be chosen for its elegance, finesse, and to push the fruit forward, giving length and tension.
The Seduction barrel works well for softening tannins, adding roundness in mid-palate and pushing dark fruits notes.
The Barossa Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia.
The Doreau Cooperage Vine has been sourced from the Golden Gate Mine Vineyard (Rockford Wines), one of the original Shiraz vineyards planted in the Flaxman’s Valley region. The vineyard was owned by Alex Johnston, then later his sons, before ownership passed on to Milky and Eileen Johnston and Milky’s brother in 1971. In the early 1990s, the vineyard was sold to John Heine, who was a Director and Chairman of Yalumba. After John’s passing, the vineyard was sold to Rockford Wines, but is still often referred to as the Heine Vineyard.