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2018 Western Ridge Shiraz

Elite Single Vineyards

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$80 Per Bottle

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750ml

EXCLUSIVE RELEASE

This wine will only be available direct from the winery – through our Cellar Door and our website

Production            1146 bottles

Giving significance to the place that the wine comes from is integral to the future of the Barossa and, of course, Elderton. The hamlet of Greenock sits on the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley, the inspiration for the wine’s name.

We are excited to bring you the third release of the Western Ridge Shiraz. Extremely popular in its first two releases from the 2014 and 2017 vintage, we are equally proud of this wine and expect the 1146 bottles produced to be snapped up quickly.

Winemakers Comments

The 2018 Western Ridge Shiraz comes from our Greenock vineyard, with very old, sandy soils which are also home to our Fifteen Shiraz. Plentiful winter rainfall leading into the 2018 vintage ensured decent fruit set and then with a dry January and February, our vines held a decent crop, which required bunch thinning to ensure even ripening.  This Western Ridge parcel was hand picked and destemmed to an oak fermenter where a long slow ferment and extended time on skins helped to build tannin structure and ensured we extracted all the
flavour possible. We have selected individual barrels with more vibrant, forward and fleshy flavours for the 2018 Western Ridge Shiraz release, a wine of juicy upfront fruit with an approachable midpalate. Ripe sweet fruit and oak combine to make this wine deliciously fresh with a firm and serious tannin finish. - Julie Ashmead

StyleFresh, fleshy with vibrant forward fruit
ColourDark purple
AromaBright red fruit, spicy oak tones
PalateJuicy upfront fruit with an approachable midpalate. Ripe sweet fruit and oak combine to make this wine deliciously fresh with a firm and serious tannin finish.
DrinkDrink now or cellar confidently long term
VarietyShiraz
Vine Age38 and 103 years
Vintage2018
RegionGreenock, Barossa Valley
Maturation100% new French oak hogsheads, 15 months
Alc/Vol14.9%

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