Gentilini “Crossed Paths”

Gentilini “Crossed Paths”
Barossa Valley Shiraz

“You Don’t Meet People By Chance… You Cross Paths”

Our new project in collaboration with Paulmara Estate in Barossa, Australia. This is a big, age-worthy Shiraz with layered complexity, powerful structure and finesse. Dark and inky, with generous, layered aromas of red fruit and black pepper. In the mouth it is rich, complex and long with soft, round tannins.

Vineyard Selection

The Shiraz grapes are sourced from the Georgiadis Estate vineyard, located in Marananga, on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. Block 4 and Block 5 Shiraz were blended to create this classic Barossa Valley wine style.


Each parcel of Shiraz is hand harvested at optimal phenological ripeness and destemmed to open top fermenters with heading down boards. Twice daily pump-overs are carried out to ensure maximum extraction of colour, flavour and tannin from the grape skins.
The wine is basket pressed to 50% new French and American oak Puncheons for 18 months of maturation and a further 6 months in tank. The wine is unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Evaluation

Colour: Dark core, verging on black with crimson rim.

Aroma: Brooding aromas of dark plum, boysenberry, black cherry, açai and chocolate mocha. Complex aromas of cardamom, allspice and black olive play a secondary role.

Palate: Rich, mouth-coating flavours of forest fruits, dense fruit-sweet midpalate with savoury French oak spice and fine grain tannins envelope an ironstone mineral edge with long finish.

A true reflection of the Barossa Valley region.

Technical Notes

Varietal composition: Shiraz 100%
Region (GI): Marananga, Barossa Valley
Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis
Winemaker: Jason Barrette

Alcohol: 14.5% alc/vol
pH: 3.57
TA: 6.90g/L
Residual Sugar: 1.77g/L