VISY Great Shiraz Challenge 2011 Trophy Winner!
Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
Bridgeland is one of the most picturesque properties in Margaret River. Originally prime farmland, it boasts one of the largest dams in the region, approximately a kilometre in length and covering eighteen hectares. Bridgeland is endowed with a unique confluence of terroir and clime, a longer, cooler growing season and slower ripening period to produce wines of the highest quality. A mere 250 cases produced, vintage 2009 claimed top trophy at the hotly contested VISY Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, the first time ever for Margaret River.
Streicker make single estate wines of great distinction, from fruit grown to elite sites along Margaret River. Established 2002 by John Streicker after his acquisition of the Yallingup Protea farm and vineyards, the estate now operates two other distinguished sites, Bridgeland and Ironstone, with a total of 153 hectares currently under vine. The 207 hectare Bridgeland property yields harvests of the finest Shiraz, to be vinified into a pure, single vineyard Rhone style Syrah, crafted to traditional winemaking techniques, old fashioned plungings and open fermentations. The finished Bridgeland is treated to eighteen months maturation in a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques.
Bright, deep scarlet. Aromas of allspice, blueberries, violets and red fruit are balanced by tar, graphite and roast game. The soft, yet firm tannin grip is balanced by natural acidity. Thoroughly enjoyable right now for its youth and freshness, Bridgeland will continue to develop wonderful complexity, a bliss for those who enjoy savoury the savoury styles in Syrah.