A superb example of classic Barossa Shiraz, showcasing fruit from the Seppeltsfield sub-region. Bold, full-flavoured and complex, it offers great depth and silky tannins. Magnificent drinking now but will reward medium-term cellaring.
Colour Deep, bright crimson Aroma Lifted aromas of clove, cinnamon, rhubarb and cedar oak have abundant charm
Taste Full, fresh berry fruits are carried by plush yet precise tannins that pay homage to the regional fruit source.
Enjoy With Pork & tofu croquette with buttered celeriac
Ideal Drinking Window 2016-2027
Harvest Date March 2012
Bottling Date April 2014
Release Date July 2016
Region Barossa (Seppeltsfield sub-region)
Grape Varieties Shiraz 100%
Vineyards The Seppeltsfield area on the western slopes of the Barossa has long been known to produce outstanding wines. The intensity, depth and brightness of the flavour profile are hallmarks of this sub-region and result from the gentle rolling hills and soil structure that is ideal for growing well-balanced vines.
Vintage Conditions 2012 was one of the great vintages in the Barossa, with the weather close to perfect. Ideal rain in winter, spring and early summer led into magnificent extended autumn, which produced premium fruit with outstanding natural flavour.
Winemaking The wine was fermented in a square open fermenter of classic proportion before being bag pressed to deliver a plusher style that is generous and full flavoured. The wine spent 19 months in 70% new French oak and 30% three-year-old American oak. Careful management of malolactic fermentation, racking and returning the wine from oak and the final blending and bottling was essential to maintain the purity and style of this wine.
Wine analysis Alcohol 14.6% by volume TA 6.5g/L pH 3.57