Turkey Flat Vineyards / 2014 Shiraz.

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Turkey Flat Vineyards / 2014 Shiraz.

Country/Region: Australia/Barossa Valley.

ABV: 14.1%

Grapes: 100% Shiraz.

Unit: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

The Turkey Flat Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Planted in 1847, these hard-working gnarled old vines are still producing fantastic grapes. They are dry grown with their roots extending metres into the soil in search of moisture.

Much of the credit for the best Shiraz made in the Barossa is due to old vines such as these. The fact that these vines still exist is largely due to a far-sighted quarantine scheme, in which South Australia was spared the phylloxera outbreak which devastated the vineyards of Europe, America and subsequently parts of Australia in the late 1800’s.

This shiraz is a result of a very intricate blending process. After each parcel of fruit is individually vinified & aged in specially selected French oak barrels, the final blend is created with careful consideration to upholding its reputation for cellaring gracefully, retaining its freshness and balance for many years.

2014 Vintage Tasting notes: A dry winter in 2013 reduced yields and led to an early bud burst. Strong February rains relieved a hot and dry summer leading to a slow and even ripening period giving each parcel of fruit priority of attention.

With fresh raspberry, dark savoury olive character and lively cassis, the 2014 Shiraz has supple elegance and a complex palate fit for many years to come. Our oak integration is modest and performs a complimentary role in expressing and defining Shiraz as we see it; a wine of prettiness and purity.

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.