With a close eye on what the growing season has provided, Seppeltsfield's vineyards are considered at individual block level for their suitability of our 'village' release. Intensive sampling is undertaken as the fruit approaches ripening maturity, to ensure optimal harvest timing.
The 2016 Barossa Shiraz was vinified through the historic 1888 Gravity Cellar. Built into the hillside on a series of terraces, gravity guides the flow of fruit down through the winery to deliver gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. The Shiraz was fermented in open fermenters and matured with moderate French oak influence.
Medium to full-bodied, the 2016 Barossa Shiraz displays true Barossa character of ripe cherry and plummy fruits, savoury minerality a medium tannin profile.
Region: Barossa Valley, SA Winemaker: Fiona Donald Alc: 14.5%
95 Points Huon Hooke - A very powerful and impressive shiraz. And great value.
93 Points Ray Jordan - The new-look Seppeltsfield wines are outstanding and remarkably well priced. The colour is deep, dark and youthful; the bouquet features dried herbs, spices and dark fruits laced with licorice. It finishes with tea-like tannins and is ripe and decadently rich, full-bodied and long on the finish. Impressive stuff.