Remus 2018
Eden Valley
Old Vine Shiraz

2018 Remus Eden Valley Old Vine Shiraz

$70.00

Deep garnet in colour displaying perfumed red-cherry fruits, dried herb and complex white-pepper aromas. A richly concentrated, rounded palate with lovely mid-palate flesh, finishing with 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 3.72
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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 20% 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 50% 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 2029+

Reviews

98 Points

James suckling (Nick Stock)

This is so very complex and fragrant with such impressive Eden Valley spice and blueberry fruit, as well as dark-stone nuances. The blueberry flavors are so pure and essence-like and silky tannins carry the flavors so deep and vivid. Seamless. Drink over the next fifteen years. Nick Stock, Oct 21

Top 100 Wines of Australia

James Suckling

Top 100 Wines of Australia 2021

Gold Medals

Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2020 & 2021

95 Points

The Real Review (Aaron Brasher)

Really deep, dark and brooding in the glass. Aromas of stewed plums, anise, plum pudding and a heady lift of dried roses and vanilla. This is a power-packed palate, the texture is thick and viscous, the flavours well and truly in the lush and mouthfilling, dark-fruited, stewed plum and chocolate zone. There's tannin and acid trying to keep everything behaving, but the opulence of the fruit is winning at this point in time. March 2022

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