Barossa South Australia
For Peter Seppelt Wines, traditions continue. The Seppelt family has been making wine since the middle of the 19th century, present day Peter Seppelt is the fifth generation to preserve the heritage. In more recent times, Karl, Lotte and Peter came across 120 hectares of splendid winegrowing terroir in the Barossa. That was twenty five years ago, the vines have fully matured and it has come to be known as Grand Cru Estate. A very dry fortified aperitif wine with a developed intense aged yeast character, a long lasting finish.
Grand Cru means fine wine, it expresses the Peter Seppelt estate's aim of producing the best, by virtue of a superior vineyard site which enjoys perfect elevation, and a wonderfully cool climate. All grapes are passionately tended at the Grand Cru Estate estate vineyard, to sustainable and biodynamic principles. Chemicals are used only sparsely, solely as a supplement to ecologically friendly critical foliar sprays, aerated compost tea and natural fertilisers. This provides valuable beneficial microbes which translate into a natural defense system within the plant, which then aids to envigor the vines. The Peter Seppelt principles of viticulture are fundamental for crafting exceptional fortified Barossa wines.
Deep straw hues. A wine of passionate aromas, vanilla and grilled nuts, orange and yeast. On the palate, dry yet biscuity, exhibiting tantalizing traces of clove and vanilla essence, rancio and musk, orange peel and green olives. A judicious aridness, complimented by layers of white chocolate and cocoa. A dry, but impressively long finish, carrying suggestions of seawater and smoke, almonds and liquered fruit.