Shiraz Grampians Bendigo Heathcote Victoria
Predominantly from the Seppelt property in the Grampians, a third of the fruit is picked off good vineyards at Bendigo, a further component is sourced from splendid Heathcote sites. An assemblage of Shiraz grown to somewhat different terroirs across the finer viticultural precincts of Victoria, the cooler climes of Grampians contributing a richness of fruit to balance the earthy tannins of warmer aspects to the north. An elegant, peppery wine, with expressions of berries, plum and soft tannins, mellowed by oak and resolving on a long, savoury finish.
The House of Seppelt can boast over a century and a half of experience with the diverse viticultural aspects and climes of Victoria's extensive wine regions. Shiraz still forms the cornerstone variety at the House of Seppelt, who have gained a wide recognition as producer of some of Australia's finest and most distinctive Shiraz wines. Every year, Seppelt brings together the finest parcels from choice vineyards to be vinified into a wine which characterizes the influences of the vintage and expresses the unique qualities of cool climate Victorian wine. Grapes are inoculated and vinified on skins before assemblage and a year of maturation in a selection of French oak barrels.
A handsome ruby colour. Delicate nose offering lifted pepper and dark berry aromas with a touch of spiced oak, violets, compote and a hint of pepper. The palate brims with dark berries and spice, offers excellent depth of flavour,and finishes with fine long tannins. As with all editions of Seppelt, it is juicy and seductive now whilst continuing to evolve even greater complexity.