Massena Moonlight Run GSM
Grenache 36%, Mataro 34%, Shiraz 30%
The Moonlight Run was our midnight drive back to the Barossa after working vintage in the Clare Valley in 1999. We would crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night’s work, so we decided to make our own. We take inspiration from Southern Rhone wines and this is our take on them.
Opaque black dark red colour with a crimson-purple hue. Aromas of ripe black raspberries and maraschino cherries waft from the glass followed by some liquorice. It’s a ripper!
Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins have produced Barossa shiraz (predominantly Greenock fruit) at its best… The sixty year old Shiraz vines from Greenock that produced this wine were ready to be uprooted due to the lack of yields and the reluctance of other companies to pay extra for this excellent fruit. After their repeated requests for access to these grapes, at ‘the eleventh hour’ their growers decided to stop the bulldozer and retain a small area of these vines. Thus the 11th Hour Shiraz was born!