100 Year Old Vines Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2015
Tasting Notes

Vibrant aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, pan jus and star anise all unfold to reveal an impressive array of underlying fruit flavours. Dense, succulent dark fruits with layers of licorice, plum, black olive, earth, white pepper and Asian spice. These complex yet elegant flavours are all neatly interwoven with a perfect balance of acidity and supple, silky tannin

 

Winemaking

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spends seven days  in  small open stainless steel fermenters. We gently hand plunge and pump-over the must several times per day during fermentation for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannins.

Upon completion of fermentation, the wines are gently basket-pressed before naturally completing malolactic fermentation and 24 months maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak. Prior to bottling, the components are expertly blended giving a breakdown of 36% Shiraz, 35% Grenache and 29% Mourvedre. 

Vinification

The Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest ungrafted Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre vines and the grapes for this wine come from small vineyards over 100 years old in the Eden Valley, Nuriootpa and Greenock sub-regions of the Barossa. The low-yielding ‘Centenarian’ vines, noted for their intensity of flavor, were planted more than a century ago around the time construction of the Château itself began. 

Production: 154 Dozen

Reviews
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine and Spirit Competition 2017 - IWSC
93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Equal #2 of 32 Shiraz Blends 2015 of South Australia Deep red/purple colour with a rich dark chocolate, earth and smoke aroma, funky hints of animal from the mataro, 'man sweat', as some Barossa winemakers term it! The wine is soft-textured, full-bodied and full of character. Fruitcake, chocolate and charcoal. The palate is clean and lively, intense and fleshy and drinks very well already. Drink 2017-2032

 

$150.00 per bottle


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2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
36 %Shiraz 35% Grenache 29% Mourvedre
% ALCOHOL
15%
ACIDITY
5.6g/l
pH
3.46

 

 

Tasting Notes

Vibrant aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, pan jus and star anise all unfold to reveal an impressive array of underlying fruit flavours. Dense, succulent dark fruits with layers of licorice, plum, black olive, earth, white pepper and Asian spice. These complex yet elegant flavours are all neatly interwoven with a perfect balance of acidity and supple, silky tannin

 

Winemaking

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spends seven days  in  small open stainless steel fermenters. We gently hand plunge and pump-over the must several times per day during fermentation for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannins.

Upon completion of fermentation, the wines are gently basket-pressed before naturally completing malolactic fermentation and 24 months maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak. Prior to bottling, the components are expertly blended giving a breakdown of 36% Shiraz, 35% Grenache and 29% Mourvedre. 

Vinification

The Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest ungrafted Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre vines and the grapes for this wine come from small vineyards over 100 years old in the Eden Valley, Nuriootpa and Greenock sub-regions of the Barossa. The low-yielding ‘Centenarian’ vines, noted for their intensity of flavor, were planted more than a century ago around the time construction of the Château itself began. 

Production: 154 Dozen

Reviews
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine and Spirit Competition 2017 - IWSC

93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Equal #2 of 32 Shiraz Blends 2015 of South Australia Deep red/purple colour with a rich dark chocolate, earth and smoke aroma, funky hints of animal from the mataro, 'man sweat', as some Barossa winemakers term it! The wine is soft-textured, full-bodied and full of character. Fruitcake, chocolate and charcoal. The palate is clean and lively, intense and fleshy and drinks very well already. Drink 2017-2032

 

$150.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
36 %Shiraz 35% Grenache 29% Mourvedre
% ALCOHOL
15%
ACIDITY
5.6g/l
pH
3.46

 

 

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