by Jess Ruciack
Barossa Shiraz. A wine category known world-wide. It’s what our region is most famous for. And the great thing is that Barossa Shiraz is not just one wine, or one style. It can be made in so many ways.
We love our Barossa Shiraz. And we’re excited to let you know that the 2017 vintage is now available for you to pop into your wine rack/cellar. Barossa Shiraz is highly collectable worldwide, and Elderton is always a a benchmark Shiraz.
So head over and stock up on Barossa Shiraz today – SHOP NOW.
The vineyard – where the wine begins
There are many blocks of Shiraz on the three Elderton estate vineyards at Nuriootpa, Greenock and Craneford, ranging in age from 24 – 126 years of age! Some of the best parcels from each of our vineyards are fermented separately, then blended to create the perfect Barossa Shiraz. The 2017 Barossa Shiraz is composed by fruit from 40% Greenock, 30% Nuriootpa, 30% Craneford.
The 2017 vintage was characterised by steady ripening of fruit across the Barossa. From our vineyards we were able to get great fresh flavours particular to each site, with some tight just-ripe tannins behind to balance the fruit. We love the freshness that 2017 brings, and the elegance in the wines as a result.
– Julie Ashmead, Head of Production
The details – 2017 Barossa Shiraz
Style: Full bodied, rich, classic
Aroma: Black forest fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla with hints of coconut
Palate: Plum and berries, chocolate and a spice finish
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar confidently for 10 – 15 years from vintage