150 Year Old Vines 1858 Field Blend  2015
Tasting Notes

Lovely floral and spicy complexities,with hints of fruits of the forest,  pepper and ginger snap. The palate displays the full range of dark berries, Mediterranean herbs, and savoury pan jus elements.It  tight and compact, intense and deep,firm and taut,with nicely measured grip and tremendous length. A powerhouse of a wine, but also one possessed of great elegance.

Winemaking

The grapes are destemmed and fermented in a small open stainless steel fermenter over 10 days. We gently hand plunge the must several times per day for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannins.

Upon completion of fermentation,  the wine is then basket-pressed and allowed to naturally complete malolactic fermentation, before 18 months’ maturation in French oak puncheons.  Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

Vinification

One of the oldest field blends in the world of Grenache, Mourvedre and Malbec planted in 1858. This small block in Springton in the Eden Valley is home to classified ‘Ancestor’ vines, dry grown as bushvines on their original rootstock. The block yields just over 1 ton of grapes in the best of vintages, which are hand-picked into small picking baskets to optimize fruit health. 

* Limited Release wine 1200 bottles produced.  

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
#3 of 27 Red Blend of Australia 2015 Deepish red colour with a touch of purple. The bouquet shows slightly herbal grenache aromas overlaid with spices, and the palate is intense and deep, firmly-structured and quite complex, again with a hint of the herbal side. There are chocolate and fruitcake touches as well. (The second vintage of this rare wine, the first being 2013. A field blend from a single vineyard at Springton, first owned by the Hamilton family. Because of promiscuous planting, the exact varietal composition is unknown). Drink 2017- 2037

 

$500.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2013 | 
WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache, Mourvedre, Malbec
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15.7%
ACIDITY
6.2g/L
pH
3.52
MATURATION
18 Months in a French Oak

 

 

Tasting Notes

Lovely floral and spicy complexities,with hints of fruits of the forest,  pepper and ginger snap. The palate displays the full range of dark berries, Mediterranean herbs, and savoury pan jus elements.It  tight and compact, intense and deep,firm and taut,with nicely measured grip and tremendous length. A powerhouse of a wine, but also one possessed of great elegance.

Winemaking

The grapes are destemmed and fermented in a small open stainless steel fermenter over 10 days. We gently hand plunge the must several times per day for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannins.

Upon completion of fermentation,  the wine is then basket-pressed and allowed to naturally complete malolactic fermentation, before 18 months’ maturation in French oak puncheons.  Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

Vinification

One of the oldest field blends in the world of Grenache, Mourvedre and Malbec planted in 1858. This small block in Springton in the Eden Valley is home to classified ‘Ancestor’ vines, dry grown as bushvines on their original rootstock. The block yields just over 1 ton of grapes in the best of vintages, which are hand-picked into small picking baskets to optimize fruit health. 

* Limited Release wine 1200 bottles produced.  

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
#3 of 27 Red Blend of Australia 2015 Deepish red colour with a touch of purple. The bouquet shows slightly herbal grenache aromas overlaid with spices, and the palate is intense and deep, firmly-structured and quite complex, again with a hint of the herbal side. There are chocolate and fruitcake touches as well. (The second vintage of this rare wine, the first being 2013. A field blend from a single vineyard at Springton, first owned by the Hamilton family. Because of promiscuous planting, the exact varietal composition is unknown). Drink 2017- 2037

 

$500.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2013 | 
WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache, Mourvedre, Malbec
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15.7%
ACIDITY
6.2g/L
pH
3.52
MATURATION
18 Months in a French Oak

 

 

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