COUNTRY/REGION: Australia/Barossa Valley.
GRAPES: 100% Shiraz.
VINEYARD NOTES: The Shiraz was sourced from the Schrapel family vineyards grown along the eastern ridge of the Barossa Ranges. Established 80 - 100 years ago by Lawrence Schrapel; the vineyard follows the contours of the hill face and is planted in fertile red brown loam topsoil with a deeper red clay calcareous base.
The higher elevation of the vineyard and east west aspect is ideal for cool even ripening and sunlight exposure, naturally intensifying the aromatics and flavour profile of the fruit. Traditional viticulture practices of hand pruning to 70 buds per vine limit the yield from these old vines to 6.25t/Ha, concentrating the flavours into fewer berries.
TASTING NOTES: Sourced from selected parcels in the Schrapel family vineyards this wine displays all the bright, intense characters of the 2015 vintage. The nose has vibrant aromas of satsuma plum, cherries and warmly spiced blackcurrant pie.
The palate displays the rich, dark berry fruit of classic Barossa Valley Shiraz enveloped in soft, yet structured tannins that carry through the palate finishing with a hint of vanillin spice and dark chocolate. A long and complex wine that would benefit from careful cellaring but will also be enjoyed with flavour rich foods.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.