Shiraz Goulburn Victoria
Euroa Creeks is a hand crafted single vineyard Shiraz, only sixty cases of the inaugural vintage were available in Australia. The eight acres of vine are nourished by a number of creeks that have traditionally brought just enough water to make the land arable. In recent years the area has been drier than usual, vines have truly struggled and tonnages are at their lowest, but the grapes have been packed with flavour. Vintage 2006 was an almost perfect growing season and 110 cases of Reserve were produced. Vintage 2007 was totally wiped out by frost.
Exclusively Goulburn Shiraz, grown by Jo and Andrew Gall, vinified by David Lloyd, owner operator of Mornington's Eldridge Estate. Lloyd was keen to see what happens when a cool climate winemaker delves into warm climate Shiraz. Located a little east of the township of Euroa, the vineyard produces intensely flavoured grapes which are hand picked and crushed in the field over the course of several days. The batches of juices and skins are then brought back to the winery at Red Hill for fermentation, pressing, ageing and bottling. Treated to an extended maturation, Euroa Creek wines are aged in a selection of American and French oak barrels, a high proportion of which are always new.
Dark brooding red colour, plum and dark berry hues. An intensely flavoured and perfumed Shiraz in the Rhone style, rich red berry nose with a little cinnamon, vanillan and spice, flavours of plum which follow through to the palate. Euroa Creeks is always rich and powerful, endowed with the classic blackberry Shiraz characters, firm tanins and great length. Vintage 2006 claimed Gold Medal at the 2008 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.