Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Elderton practice a standard of viticulture that's second to none, they treat their fruit to a level of skill and quality of new oak that's emulated by the estate's peers, their most memorable vintages are renowned throughout the world of wine. Elderton collate parcels of Shiraz off a dozen blocks, the oldest dating back to 1949, to be crafted through a combination of new and old world techniques, into an approachable entry level edition, which shares a provenance with some of the great icon Shiraz wines of the world.
Crafted from fruit grown to the Elderton estate Vineyard at Nuriootpa on the banks of North Para River. The balmy Mediterranean climes, auspicious terroirs and restrained use of irrigation, combine to achieve the perfect Shiraz vineyard.
Shiraz clones 1654, BVRC12 and BVRC30, are selectively harvested off vines, planted to alluvial over limestone soils and sands, throughout the cool of night at complete physiological ripeness. Grapes are crushed, inoculated and vinified in concrete open top fermenters at 20°C to 28°C for a week, headed down under oak boards. The finished wine is matured two years in a mix of seasoned and new 500 litres French and American oak puncheons.
Vibrant dark purple colour. A nose of black forest fruits, chocolate and subdued vanilla toasty oak notes. A full bodied, rich and classically structured Barossa Shiraz, well supported by propitious tannins and framed by a veneer of new American oak. Its plum lined, bramble and spice flavoured palate, finishes juicy and lingering on a length of chocolatey Barossa fruit characters.