Zephyrus 2014

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Name:

Zephyrus

Vintage:

2015 BAROSSA

Variety:

Shiraz

Background:

This time honoured blend is our offering to Zephyrus, Greek God of the West Wind, who is often depicted as a horse due to the speed attributed to this majestic animal. The vineyards of the Greater Barossa are regularly buffeted by cooling Westerly winds creating an ideal temperature range in which to slowly ripen.

 

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Region:   Barossa


 Blend:   100% Shiraz


Yield:   1.2 t/acre - 2.25 t/acre


pH:   3.65


TA:   6.1 g/l


Alcohol:   14.0%


Maturation:  

Matured for 18 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads


Cellaring:   Optimum year 2025


Tasting Notes:  

Deep in colour with a lifted bouquet of seductive wild berry fruits complemented by spicy dried herb nuances. The palate is richly concentrated with a focused red fruit core surrounded by delicious, supple layered tannins.

This wine is a blend of 20 different individual Shiraz parcels, made from fruit grown from throughout the Barossa. The blend of cooler climate Eden Valley Shiraz (60%) and warmer climate Barossa Valley Shiraz (40%), combine beautifully to enhance the palate structure and aromatics.

An array of fermentation techniques, were utilised all involving extended skin contact and gentle hand-plunging. Each of the fermentations retained varying levels of whole-bunch fruit clusters from 5 to 50%, then after 20-25 days on skins each ferment was pressed into a mix of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. After a maturation of 18 months the wine was blended, naturally clarified and bottled without finings or filtration.


Vineyard | Region

Shiraz 20 year-old vines | Seppeltsfield sub-region, Barossa Valley

Shiraz 60+ year-old vines | Ebenezer sub-region, Barossa Valley

Shiraz 58 year-old vines | Light Pass sub-region, Barossa Valley

Shiraz 20+ year-old vines | Moppa sub-region, Barossa Valley

Shiraz 21 year-old vines | Moculta sub-region, Eden Valley

Shiraz 50+ year-old vines | Flaxman Valley sub-region, Eden Valley

Shiraz 60+ year-old vines | Angaston sub-region, Eden Valley

Shiraz 20 year-old vines | Keyneton sub-region, Eden Valley 


Harvest Date:  

23rd February - 15th April 2015


Production: 1500 dozen


 


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