Private Collection Seppeltsfield Sub-Region Shiraz 2015
Barossa Shiraz at its finest, showcasing the distinctive sub-regional characteristics of fruit selected from Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley. Deep, dark, dense red and dense with generous plush fruit, approachable on release but with the ability to age gracefully over the next decade.
Deep, dark, dense red
Dark ripe red berries, with glimpses of pure raspberry shining through, complimented by spicy oak with hints of char that round out the nose.
This is a generous wine, with plush, opulent fruit that cascades across the palate, all held in place by very fine tannins that are in no way aggressive but assertive in controlling the expansive fruit. The finish is silky and long with lingering flavours of spiced plum.
Pork & tofu croquette with buttered celeriac
Ideal Drinking Window
Barossa (Seppeltsfield sub-region)
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.
A warm early spring led to an earlier than average budburst, conditions cooled through December until Christmas. January began with a period of heat but this cooled through mid to late January. February whilst having warm days maintained a lower night temperature. Towards the end of February day time temperatures increased allowing for a rapid end to harvest. The end result was a very early ripening vintage of exceptional quality.
Winemaking Fermentation was controlled between 20 and 28’C with time on skins 16 days, carefully monitored to allow the wine to develop power without compromising elegance or freshness. Following pressing the wine was matured in French oak with around 70% being first use. Total maturation in oak was 18 months with a rack and return post malo-lactic fermentation. Each barrel was assessed for quality and appropriateness of wine style with only those best suited being utilised in the final blend.
The wine was further matured in bottle prior to release.
Alcohol 14.8% by volume