Elderton Estate Shiraz 2017
The fruit for Elderton Shiraz was traditionally sourced from the Elderton vineyard situated on the banks of the
North Para River, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South Australia.
Today, this wine includes fruit from the three exceptional estate vineyards that the Ashmead family own.
Elderton was transformed from a vineyard supplying quality fruit to other wineries to a winery in its own right in 1982, and have since won much recognition for all of the wines, especially the Shiraz.
Barossa Shiraz is now highly collectable worldwide, and the Elderton is always a benchmark for the region.
There are many blocks of Shiraz on the three Elderton estate vineyards, some as old as 100 years.
Some of the best parcels from each of these single sites (Nuriootpa, Greenock and Craneford) are blended to create what one can only describe as ‘the perfect Barossa Shiraz’.
The grapes, which are lovingly tended to by our Vineyard Manager Peter Wild and his team, are mainly harvested at an optimum maturity of about 14 - 15 Baume.
The 2017 vintage was characterised by steady ripening of fruit across the Barossa.
From our vineyards we were able to get great fresh flavours particular to each site, with some tight just-ripe tannins behind to balance the fruit.
We love the freshness that 2017 brings, and the elegance in the wines as a result.
- Julie Ashmead
Style: Full bodied, rich, classic
Colour: A rich and vibrant dark purple
Aroma: Black forest fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla with hints of coconut
Palate: Plum and berries, chocolate and a spice finish