Intense aromas of ripe blackberry, stone fruit and plum skin prevail, overlaid with nuances of smoky oak, coffee and vanillin spice.
A nickname that has stuck since his early days at Australia’s original wine finishing school, Roseworthy College, ‘The Dirtman’ is indeed, Rob Gibson. The connection to dirt runs deep with Rob, who along with formalised training in both viticulture and winemaking, also is a geologist.
Our Dirtman Shiraz is a blend of both Eden Valley and Barossa floor fruit. The two regions are distinctly different in climate and dirt. Bringing them together allows us to craft a wine that celebrates classic Barossa Shiraz generosity and plushness, with a backbone of finesse for aging.
Matured in new and seasoned American oak, intense aromas of ripe blackberry, stone fruit and plum skin prevail, overlaid with nuances of smoky oak, coffee and vanillin spice.
The Real Review - Stuart Knox
- Region Barossa
- Vintage 2019
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Shiraz
- Variety Composition
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14.9%
18 months in new and seasoned American oak hogsheads
- Closure ScrewCap
- Vintage Notes
A mild dry season with good weather conditions through harvest & those with irrigation did well.
- Tasting Notes
Deep crimson. Intense aromas of ripe blackberry, stone fruit and plum skin, with nuances of smoked bacon and vanillin spice. The palate is rich and seductive showing blackberry and stone fruit flavours, hints of fresh ground coffee, toasty oak and lingering flavour punctuated by soft dry tannin.