Eden Valley Shiraz

Gibson Australian Old Vine CollectionEden Valley Shiraz

2017 Shiraz

Eden Valley, SA

Lifted berry characters on the nose with notes of vanilla and blackberries. The palate is medium-weighted and very complex.

From $110.00 per bottle

    Description

    The Australian Old Vine Collection Eden Valley 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 Eden Valley Shiraz was largely sourced from our Burkes Hill Vineyard, with the Shiraz being 62 years of age.
    The wine was vinified in small lot (0.5 - 1 tonne) open fermenters, with daily plunging or rack and return. It was matured for 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels.

    Our 2017 bottling shows lifted sweet Shiraz berry characters on the nose with interesting notes of vanilla and blackberries. The palate is medium-weighted and very complex. It shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz treated with good oak maturation to produce a great wine with aging potential.

    2020 James Halliday Australia Wine Companion
    96 / 100
    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    Silver Ribbon
    2021 Barossa Wine Show
    Silver Medal

    Wine Details

    • Region Eden Valley
    • Vintage 2017
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • PH

      3.47

    • Acidity

      6.8

    • Sugar

      0.9948

    • Maturation

      Maturation was 20 months in 70% French oak barrels

    • Closure Cork
    • Winemaking

      Origin of grapes: Eden Valley

    • Tasting Notes

      Opaque purple hue. Lifted sweet Shiraz berry characters on the nose with notes of vanilla and blackberries. The palate is medium-weighted and very complex. It shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz treated with good oak maturation to produce a great wine with ageing potential. Developing vinosity now with bottle age.

    Description

    The Australian Old Vine Collection Eden Valley 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 Eden Valley Shiraz was largely sourced from our Burkes Hill Vineyard, with the Shiraz being 62 years of age.
    The wine was vinified in small lot (0.5 - 1 tonne) open fermenters, with daily plunging or rack and return. It was matured for 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels.

    Our 2017 bottling shows lifted sweet Shiraz berry characters on the nose with interesting notes of vanilla and blackberries. The palate is medium-weighted and very complex. It shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz treated with good oak maturation to produce a great wine with aging potential.

    2020 James Halliday Australia Wine Companion
    96 / 100
    The Real Review - Huon Hooke
    Silver Ribbon
    2021 Barossa Wine Show
    Silver Medal

    Wine Details

    • Region Eden Valley
    • Vintage 2017
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • PH

      3.47

    • Acidity

      6.8

    • Sugar

      0.9948

    • Maturation

      Maturation was 20 months in 70% French oak barrels

    • Closure Cork
    • Winemaking

      Origin of grapes: Eden Valley

    • Tasting Notes

      Opaque purple hue. Lifted sweet Shiraz berry characters on the nose with notes of vanilla and blackberries. The palate is medium-weighted and very complex. It shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz treated with good oak maturation to produce a great wine with ageing potential. Developing vinosity now with bottle age.