Barossa Shiraz

Gibson Australian Old Vine CollectionBarossa Shiraz

2016 Shiraz

Barossa, SA

Lifted savoury spice on the nose, with subtle notes of cinnamon, rosemary and plums. The palate is elegant, round and very complex.

From $135.00 per bottle

    Description

    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 much 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.

    The 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.

    Our 2016 bottling shows lifted savoury spice on the nose, with subtle notes of cinnamon, rosemary and plums. The palate is elegant, round and very complex and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz with fine oak and bottle maturation.

    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    Gold Ribbon
    #13 out of 110 Barossa Shiraz

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa
    • Vintage 2016
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.9%
    • PH

      3.67

    • Acidity

      6.4

    • Sugar

      0.9940/L

    • Maturation

      Maturation was 30 months in 70% French Oak Barrels

    • Closure Cork
    • Harvest Date

      February 2016

    • Vintage Notes

      Early temperatures in October and November were well above average, enhancing rapid development. Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression in Shiraz. The tendency for high alcohol was managed carefully.
      Barossa harvest was over a month early beginning 10th February.

    • Winemaking

      Origin of grapes: Barossa Valley

    • Tasting Notes

      Dark plum, purple hue. Lifted savoury spice, Shiraz characters showing bottle development on the nose with subtle notes of spice, rosemary and stewed plums.
      The palate is full, round and very complex and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz with fine oak maturation. Developing vinosity now with bottle age.

    Description

    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 much 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.

    The 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.

    Our 2016 bottling shows lifted savoury spice on the nose, with subtle notes of cinnamon, rosemary and plums. The palate is elegant, round and very complex and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz with fine oak and bottle maturation.

    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    Gold Ribbon
    #13 out of 110 Barossa Shiraz

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa
    • Vintage 2016
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.9%
    • PH

      3.67

    • Acidity

      6.4

    • Sugar

      0.9940/L

    • Maturation

      Maturation was 30 months in 70% French Oak Barrels

    • Closure Cork
    • Harvest Date

      February 2016

    • Vintage Notes

      Early temperatures in October and November were well above average, enhancing rapid development. Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression in Shiraz. The tendency for high alcohol was managed carefully.
      Barossa harvest was over a month early beginning 10th February.

    • Winemaking

      Origin of grapes: Barossa Valley

    • Tasting Notes

      Dark plum, purple hue. Lifted savoury spice, Shiraz characters showing bottle development on the nose with subtle notes of spice, rosemary and stewed plums.
      The palate is full, round and very complex and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz with fine oak maturation. Developing vinosity now with bottle age.