Barossa Tower Shiraz Primitivo 2009
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Tasting Notes

Our house style of Barossa Shiraz, lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper with spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate has benefited from the addition of Primitivo, native to southern Italy, adding vibrant cranberry, raspberry and strawberry flavours. The finish is long with fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.

Winemaking

Sourced from three single vineyards, Shiraz from the Semmler block in Lyndoch (South)and the Liersch vineyard in Moculta (east) with the bush vine Primitivo from the Marschall vineyard in Kalimna (North). The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in American and French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
Bronze Medal
Review by: Rutherglen Wine Show 2011
Silver Medal - Best in Class
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Deep dark purple red, viscous and clingy in the glass. Confiture of red fruits, strawberry jam, spiced coffee, broken stone and sandalwood aromas. Hugely concentrated fruits, black and red, spicy and jammy, cedary wood, olives and sweet prunes. This wine isnt brash, but it is big, bold and very effective indeed.
*** Stars
Review by: Winestate Magazine

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz/ Primitivo
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.5 g/L
ACIDITY
6.88 g/L
pH
3.48
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Tasting Notes

Our house style of Barossa Shiraz, lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper with spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate has benefited from the addition of Primitivo, native to southern Italy, adding vibrant cranberry, raspberry and strawberry flavours. The finish is long with fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.

Winemaking

Sourced from three single vineyards, Shiraz from the Semmler block in Lyndoch (South)and the Liersch vineyard in Moculta (east) with the bush vine Primitivo from the Marschall vineyard in Kalimna (North). The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 18 months in American and French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
Bronze Medal

Score: Bronze Medal
Review by: Rutherglen Wine Show 2011

Silver Medal - Best in Class

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Deep dark purple red, viscous and clingy in the glass. Confiture of red fruits, strawberry jam, spiced coffee, broken stone and sandalwood aromas. Hugely concentrated fruits, black and red, spicy and jammy, cedary wood, olives and sweet prunes. This wine isnt brash, but it is big, bold and very effective indeed.

*** Stars

Score: Stars Review by: Winestate Magazine

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2008 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz/ Primitivo
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.5 g/L
ACIDITY
6.88 g/L
pH
3.48
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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