The Whole Dam Family 2012
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Winemaking

The Whole Dam Family celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

For this limited release wine we selected The Whole Dam Family of meridional French varieties: Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) from Vine Vale.

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending ten months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Reviews
95 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
A 41/24/22/7/6% blend; the kaleidoscopic array of grapes were all separately fermented and matured in French oak for 10 months prior to blending. It is full of life, with both red and black fruits in joyful and juicy abandon, with fine-grained tannins, and a splash of French oak.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) Vine Vale
GROWING REGION
As above
% ALCOHOL
14%
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Sold Out
Winemaking

The Whole Dam Family celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.

For this limited release wine we selected The Whole Dam Family of meridional French varieties: Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) from Vine Vale.

The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending ten months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels. 

Reviews
95 Points

Score: 95 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
A 41/24/22/7/6% blend; the kaleidoscopic array of grapes were all separately fermented and matured in French oak for 10 months prior to blending. It is full of life, with both red and black fruits in joyful and juicy abandon, with fine-grained tannins, and a splash of French oak.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz (41%) from Stonewell, Grenache (24%) from Tanunda, Mouvedre (22%) from Bethany and Greenock, Carignan (7%) and Cinsault (6%) Vine Vale
GROWING REGION
As above
% ALCOHOL
14%

 

 

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