Greenock Creek Caseys Shiraz
Overview: Harvested from the Seppelts fieldproperty from 2010 plantings that were cuttings from the Estate’s other Shiraz blocks. Soil profile is loam mixed with red/brown clays.
Colour: Purple red blush with garnet hues.
Aroma: Blackcurrant jelly with cherry and coco powder.
Taste: Generous and fruit driven. Dark chocolate and vanilla bean round out the dense layers of plums and blueberries. Inviting, soft tannins give a sense of plushness to the palate with buttered toast and dried figs to finish.
Region: Barossa Valley, Seppelts field sub-region
Grape varieties: Shiraz
Vineyards: Peter Seppelt Road Vineyard
Wine making: Hand harvested and de-stemmed without being crushed. Fermented in concrete open fermenters for 7-10 days with 4 pump overs to maintain a fermentation temperature of 20-22’C. Drained and pressed though our wooden basket press before being transferred into seasoned American oak for 27 months. Bottled un-fined and un-filtered.
Vintage conditions: The 2017 vintage was preceded by drenching winter rains that allowed healthy canopy development and good fruit set. The summer leading into harvest was unusually cool, with frequent rain events resulting in grapes with great natural acid balance and freshness. The resultant wines are elegant with fruit purity and definition.
Alcohol by volume: 17.0%
Enjoy with: marinated barbeque meats and codon bleu
Ideal drinking window: 2-4 years from release but drinking well for 6 – 8 years.
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