2014 Barossa Valley
Seppeltsfield – Cambourne vineyard
Latitude: 34⁰29’19”S Longitude: 138⁰54’45”E
Fruit for this wine was sourced from three separate blocks in our seven Ha vineyard on the banks of Greenock creek. Planted in the mid 90’s on their own roots, this 1654 clone Shiraz thrives on the red clay loam over limestone that makes this one of the great sub-regions of the Barossa. East/west row orientation provides perfect sun protection through the heat of the growing season and the south facing aspect creates bright fruit and an air of elegance.
10% was hand harvested and direct tipped into an open top fermenter for whole bunch fermentation. The remainder was harvested in the cool of the morning and delivered to the winery where it was destemmed into an open top fermenter. Time on skins ranged from ten – thirty days before the wines were basket pressed, settled overnight and racked to seasoned French oak. The wine was blended in September then returned to oak for maturation, a total of 20 months. Bottled in December 2016.
150 cases produced
Nose – Blueberry, blackberry and red currant.
Palate – Soft round palate with layers of rich fruit.
• Huon Hooke, The Real Review 90/100
• Halliday 2020 Wine Companion 95/100