Seppelt Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz 2012 CONFIRM 2012 VINTAGE

Shiraz Heathcote Victoria
Seppelt are in possession of some of Victoria's most distinguished vineyards. Their approach is to harness the strength and characteristics of each site and create elegant wines. One of Australia's eldest estates, the Seppelts of today strive for the same standards of excellence which brought iconic status to some of their most renowned vintages. Planted in the mid 1970s, Mount Ida Vineyards were decimated by Ash Wednesday fires in 1983. A richly flavoured and intense Shiraz wine, Mt Ida exhibits a dense powerful palate of extraordinary complexity.
Seppelt have been crafting some of Australia's most memorable wines since the 1850s, pioneering vineyard plantings on some of the best terrains in Victoria. Mount Ida is located in the legendary Shiraz growing region of Heathcote. Devastated by fire, the vines took years to fully recover and resume yielding harvests of extraordinary Heathcote Shiraz. Traditional winemaking techniques, when applied to the dry grown grapes of Mount Ida, produce an intense wine with ripe fruit flavours and lively black pepper characters. Following a spell of maceration to extract maximum colour and tannin from the grapes, Mt Ida is matured in a high proportion of new French oak barrels for a year. Alcohol 14.6%
Deep red with vibrant purple hues. The nose offers lifted raspberry and liquorice notes. The palate is concentrated and inky with flavours of blood plum, cherries and spice. Rich, mouthfilling tannins provide for a long and generous finish on a note of underlying mocha oak. Derink with venison, roast rib or filet d'agneau enrobé.
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