Saltram Mamre Brook Shiraz 2006 CONFIRM 2006 VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa + Eden South Australia
William Salter was one of the first to purchase land in the Barossa. He built a stone house for his family naming it Mamre Brook, after Abrahams spiritual home in the book of Genesis. Mamre Brook House still stands today as the spiritual home of Saltram. Three generations of Salters continued to make wine until 1937. Today it is the home of Pepperjack and the domain of Jimmy Watson winemaker Nigel Dolan. Mamre Brook is an exciting Shiraz wine showing dense colour, excellent varietal character, finesse and soft, ripe tannins.
Shiraz grapes from low yielding, minimally irrigated vineyards throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys. These sites provide fruit with a true expression of regionality and good varietal characters. Conditions are ideal for grapes to reach their optimum ripeness, flavour, structure and depth. After crushing and de-stemming, the individual fruit parcels are fermented on skins in traditional style open fermenters for up to ten days. This develops intense colour and extracts the soft tannins from the skins. The wine is then pressed into a combination of new and prior use American and French oak barrels for eighteen months prior to blending and bottling.
Dark red with soft purple hues. Richly concentrated aromas of liquorice, blackberry and spicy clove. Dark berry fruit and smoky vanilla oak characters supported by silky firm tannins and the great depth of the palate. This exceptionally generous wine finishes with an impressive length of flavour. The fruit and oak are in exemplary balance, with outstanding length of flavour and weight of fruit on the palate. Enjoy with char grilled beef, herbs and potato.
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