Quintessential Shiraz
Barossa / Eden Valley
Offer

$355.00 $300.00

Remus old vine Eden Valley 2016 x 1

Romulus old vine Barossa Valley 2016 x 1

Remus old vine Eden Valley (ex museum) 2014 x 1

Zephyrus Barossa 2017 x 3

We are pleased to offer to our Quintessential Shiraz Pack which includes six of our best from the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and includes one standout from our museum.

Grape Variety:

  • Remus 2016 old vine Shiraz Eden Valley
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  • Remus 2014 old vine Shiraz Eden Valley ex museum
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  • Romulus 2016 old vine Shiraz Barossa Valley
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  • Zephyrus 2017 Shiraz Barossa

Remus old vine Shiraz 2016
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open topped fermenters. Selected fermenters also had a component of whole bunch clusters added to the destemmed berries. A pre-fermentation cold soak ensured a slow initiation to fermentation. Ferment 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 50% new French oak hogsheads. Matured and not racked through the 22-month oak-maturation period provided for extended mouth-feel and texture. Prior to bottling, the wine was naturally clarified and bottled without filtration.

Remus old vine Shiraz 2014
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open topped fermenters. Selected fermenters also had a component of whole bunch clusters added to the destemmed berries. A pre-fermentation cold soak ensured a slow initiation to fermentation. Ferment temperatures were allowed to peak at 30oC before being cooled to 24oC 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 racked only once through the 22-month maturation period provided for extended mouth-feel and wine texture development. Prior to bottling, the wine was naturally clarified and bottled with minimal filtration.

Romulus old vine Shiraz 2016
Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into small 1.5 tonne open topped fermenters. The fruit was chilled for 6 days before being allowed to naturally warm up to start fermentation. To optimise the vineyard expression a range of hand plunging cap management techniques were used across the different vineyard parcels. Post-pressing, the wines were transferred to a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. Matured for 20 months in oak without racking, the wines were then carefully blended, naturally clarified and bottled without filtration.

Zephyrus Shiraz 2017
This wine is a blend of 16 unique individual Shiraz parcels, made from fruit grown from throughout the Barossa Region. The blend of cooler climate Eden Valley Shiraz (45%) and warmer climate Barossa Valley Shiraz (55%) 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 10 to 60%, then after 20-25 days on skins each ferment was pressed into a mix of new (45%) and seasoned French oak hogsheads. After a maturation of 15 months the wine was blended, naturally clarified and bottled without finings or filtration.

The Barossa is synonymous with Shiraz, but what is not well understood is the diversity of expression the variety displays from site to site. There is a large temperature range from the warmer extremes of the western Barossa Valley through to the outright cold High Eden sub-region of Eden Valley.

Temperature variability combined with an array of soil differences and other site specific characteristics, leads to a fascinating selection of fruit from which to craft world class Shiraz.

The passion for growing and making Shiraz has been resolute over our combined 50 Barossa vintages. We source fruit from 26 unique vineyard sites across the breadth of the Barossa, keeping each harvest batch separate from fermentation through to the completion of barrel maturation. Meticulous selection and blending processes across the 50 plus unique, small, hand-crafted batches, provides characteristics that build interesting and expressive wines reflective of their site and vintage.

Remus old vine Shiraz 2016 – Optimum year 2028+
Remus old vine Shiraz 2014 – Optimum year 2026+
Romulus old vine Shiraz 2016 – Optimum year 2028+
Zephyrus Shiraz 2017 – Optimum year 2026

Reviews

Remus old vine Shiraz 2014 - ex museum Points

The Global Syrah Masters Trophy, Winewise Championship Awards Trophy, Winewise Small Vigneron Awards Trophy, Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medal, James Halliday 97 Points, Huon Hooke 95 Points, The Wine Merchant UK Top 50 Australian Wines 2018

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