2014 High Altitude Barossa Shiraz

High Altitude Barossa

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High Altitude Barossa Shiraz NV

$18.18 Per Bottle

RRP $24

Formerly labelled Eden Valley Shiraz, now named ‘High Altitude Barossa’ to reflect the true growing conditions, as our Craneford vineyard sits at an altitude of 390 – 425m.

Since 2001, the Ashmead family of Elderton Wines has been making small batches of red wines from Eden Valley, and has fallen in love with the differences in character from the Barossa Valley, where Elderton’s Estate vineyards are located. We have been so impressed with the beauty and structure in the wines that we decided to acquire a vineyard on the outskirts of Craneford, which we believe to be one of the most beautiful spots in the region, and capable of producing outstanding varietal wines.

Our Eden Valley vineyard lies just South of the small township of Craneford. Soils, topography and climate varies quite considerably to that of the Barossa Valley floor. It is generally wetter, cooler and the soils tend to be skeletal and minerally. Aspect also varies significantly, with rolling hills and valleys providing much site variation.

The Craneford Vineyard is tended to by our own viticulturalist, Peter Wild, who ensures utmost care is taken in every step of the vine cycle.

Winemakers Comments

The 2014 vintage again typifies the vibrant fruit characters of the cooler Eden Valley. The palate is generous and long with medium tannins. This Shiraz was pressed straight to barrel and spent 12 months in American and French oak puncheons. This Shiraz shows aromas of blackcurrant and plum. The palate is supple, finishing with gentle tannins.
- Richard Langford

StyleMedium/full-bodied, elegant
ColourDeep purple-red
AromaBlackcurrant and plum
PalateBlack and red fruits with gentle tannins
DrinkNow til 5 years from vintage
Vine Agearound 20 - 30 years
Soilmineral rich, rocky
RegionEden Valley
Maturation12 months in American & French oak puncheons
TH5.4 g/L

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