Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria
From fruit grown to the original farmstead which was broken up to give birth to Taltarni. When the Australian wine press made mention of the quality of red wines from this boutique Pyrenees winery, the secret was out, the phones rang hot and the Summerfield cellars were emptied in two days. Summerfield's editions are all hand made in small batches to ensure consistency and quality in every bottle. Plums and cherries, spices with chocolate, fragrant mocha oak frames the palate, this is what Summerfield old vine Shiraz is all about, it only gets better from here.
Originally planted to Shiraz in the 1970s, Summerfield vineyard borders Taltarni. The earliest harvests were actually sold to them, along with Seppelt and Chateau Remy, now known as Blue Pyrenees. Winemaking is a passionate affair at Summerfield, all vines are cared for by hand and the vinification employs ancient techniques, open vats, hand plunging and barrel fermentation. Grapes on the vine are subject to daily and hourly inspections, intensive hand picking ensures the quality of fruit. A minimal intervention is the critical element. Every bottle is hand crafted and bears the family seal of approval. Summerfield yield to the demands of the fruit, extractions are maximized and the effects of maturation.
An inky red/ purple colour. Aromas of plum and of violets, spice and cedar, leafyness and mint on the nose. The palate fills with beautiful tannins, dark fruits of plums and berries, spice, chocolate and mocha, while finishing with great length. A warm and rich well constructed wine of continuous spicey fruit, noticeable flavour intensity and excellent cellaring potential.