Remus 2017
Eden Valley
Old Vine Shiraz

$70.00

Deep garnet in colour with an alluring mix of red-cherry fruits, bay-leaf and white-pepper spice aromas. A concentrated, fleshy and well structured palate that has excellent focus and precision. From an outstanding vintage for old vine Shiraz, this wine will age gracefully for many years to come.

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Grape Variety:

  • Shiraz 100% old vine (50+ years-old)

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.5%
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  • pH 3.74
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  • Acidity 5.9 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: nil

Vineyards:

  • Flaxman Valley 50+ year-old vines
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  • Keyneton 50+ year-old vines
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  • Central Eden Valley 50+ year-old vines

Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open topped fermenters. Selected fermenters had up to 25% whole-bunch clusters added to the destemmed berries. A pre-fermentation cold soak ensured a slow initiation to fermentation, where temperatures were allowed to peak at 27oC before being cooled to 20oC for the remainder of the fermentation. Hand plunged daily allowed for a gentle extraction and helped to prolong the fermentation. After an extended period on skins the ferments were pressed to 45% new French oak hogsheads. Matured and not racked throughout the 18-month oak-maturation period provided for palate weight and texture. Prior to bottling, the wine was naturally clarified and bottled without filtration.

To qualify for the Remus blend the vineyards need to over 50 years of age and managed sustainably.
A story that has intrigued us for years is the fable of the legendary founders of Ancient Rome, Romulus and Remus. These twins were abandoned at birth and reared by a she-wolf. Romulus murdered his twin in a fit of rage over the naming of Rome, the city which both had built. Legend presents Romulus as the stronger, more powerful of the brothers, while Remus was more refined, focussed and elegant. We believe the twins’ characterise the distinctive and unique flavours and attributes of Shiraz from the twin valleys – the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.

Optimum year 2028+

Reviews

97 Points

Wine Orbit

Powerful and refined at the same time, this magnificent shiraz shows impressive black/purple fruit characters on the nose with nuances of cedar, violet, toasted spice and game. The palate is concentrated and fleshy, delivering layers of complex flavours and silky texture. Brilliantly composed and styled. At its best: 2022 to 2037. Sam Kim

95 Points

James Halliday

To qualify for inclusion in this wine all vines must be 50+yo and managed sustainably. This comes from three vineyards, two 60+yo, the third 80+yo, so there's no issue on that score. The palate of the wine tells you the vines are in good health. The tannins are polished and fine, the fruits sombre but composed, the balance good.

95 Points - Gold

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

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