About This Wine
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The core of the Miette Shiraz is sourced from four key vineyards in Ebenezer, Bethany, Tanunda and the Moppa; site that deliver bold, honest, deep Shiraz flavours and structure. Weaving in freshness and length, Schell leavens the valley floor wines with leaner fruit from the higher country of the Barossa Ranges and Eden Valley. Hand harvested fruit is fermented with indigenous yeasts with a portion retained as whole bunches. Elevage is undertaken in a range of differing French oak vessels of 225 to 3000-litres capacity and a portion retained in stainless steel. Bottled 18 months after vintage.
It's a great-value, righteous brew deep in flavour, texture and personality.
Barossa Valley Wine
The Barossa Valley wine region has historically and currently still is one of Australia's most prestigious premium wine producing regions. Located just 60km north east of Adelaide city centre, the climate there is very hot and dry which is perfect for the big bold reds the area is famous for.
A straight Shiraz is what Barossa is most well known for, however Rhone blends, such as Shiraz Cabernet are also very popular. While much less prevalent, white wines (Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon) are planted on the higher altitude hillsides where the ocean breeze cools temperatures down to a level suitable for producing these varieties as well.
Some of Australia's earliest Shiraz plantings can be found here dating as far back as the 1850's. While not always a guarantee of quality, it might be worth seeking out and trying one of the region's "old vine shiraz" if you haven't yet.
James Halliday – "94 Points. Bright crimson-purple; a spray of red flowers, berries and spice on the bouquet sets the scene for a wine that over-delivers on its price and the vagaries of the '16 vintage. It's light to medium-bodied, with a cornucopia of red fruits, ripe, fine tannins providing length and persistence to the palate. There's no need for patience, but 5 years won't tire it. $24.00 14.5% alc Drink By: 2025" James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
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