JH 92 points, WS 91 points (2011)
VARIETY 100% SHIRAZ
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.
This year we were honoured with the Turkey Flat Shiraz receiving the Barossa Trust Mark. The Barossa Trust Mark is a mark of aspirational standard set by the Barossa region. It provides you with a guarantee and assurance of quality.
It is founded on five value pillars:
Origin – our sense of place
Integrity – our sense of purpose
Quality – our sense of ambition
Environment – our sense of responsibility
Community – our sense of belonging
More information on the Barossa Trust Mark can be found here
Composed & meticulously crafted, this wine shows the true worth of old-vine Barossa shiraz. An elegant yet powerful wine, it is approachable in youth, yet will cellar for many years.
THE 2013 VINTAGE
The 2013 proved testing for Shiraz in the Barossa Valley. A dry winter led into a hot and arid summer creating a low yielding, early and short vintage. These conditions have distilled the characters for which the region has become famous.
A deeply alluring colour draws you in to a bouquet rich in red berry with a hint of spice. Red currants, plum and a hint of liquorish layer the palate. Rich, generous and structured the 2013 Shiraz will always be undeniably forward.
You think ‘Shiraz’ you think ‘steak’ and rightly so! But don’t be afraid to challenge your palate & go for something new, like bitter, dark chocolate by itself, or added to a sauce for braised oxtail or venison.
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.
Harvested:………. February-March 2013
Maturity at Harvest:….. 13°-15° Baumé
Oak Treatment:…….. 20 Months matured in new & seasoned French oak hogsheads, 33% of which are new
Bottled:………… December 2014
Cellar:…………. 10 years
MLF:………….. Spontaneous in barrels
- February-March 2013
- Maturity at Harvest
- 13°-15° Baumé
- Oak Treatment
- 20 Months matured in new & seasoned French oak hogsheads, 33% of
- which are new
- December 2014
- 10 years
- Spontaneous in barrels