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Australian Old Vine Collection

2017 Barossa Old Vine Shiraz

2017 Barossa Old Vine Shiraz

Regular price $135.00 AUD
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The Australian Old Vine Collection Barossa Shiraz celebrates the Barossa’s magnificent old vine resources.

The region is home to what is believed to be the world’s oldest Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache vines growing on their own roots. Some of these vines remarkably date back to the 1840s. This is in part due to South Australia having strong biosecurity measures which has prevented the movement of Phylloxera - a potentially devasting vine aphid, which killed off much of Europe’s grapevines in the 1800s.

The Barossa has done a great deal of work to protect these ancient treasures, including forming its own Old Vine Charter. In 2009, the Barossa Old Vine Charter was instituted to register vineyards by age, so that older vines could be preserved, retained and promoted.

Our Australian Old Vine Collection Barossa Shiraz was sourced from original plantings at Light Pass, Angaston and Tanunda. Vine ages range from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The wine was vinified in small lot (0.5 - 1 tonne) open fermenters, with daily plunging or rack and return. It was matured for 30 months in 70% French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Crimson with ruby hue. Lifted aromas of red and blackcurrant fruits, blood plums and violets and hints of spicy oak. The softly structured fleshy palate displays a beautiful plushness. It has a generous core of black and red berry fruit, layers of spice, finishing with a gentle flow of long, lingering fine-grained chocolatey tannins.

Technical Details

Alcohol %: 14.9

PH: 3.6

Acidity: 6.09 g/L

Residual Sugar:


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