Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz 2018

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About This Wine

The fruit for this wine is carefully sourced from several old vineyards in the Barossa Valley floor; areas include Tanunda, Seppeltsfield, Nuriootpa, Kalimna and Light Pass. Vine age is 100+ years for the oldest parcel and around 20 years for the youngest. It is the expert selection of these small parcels and subsequent winemaker prowess that creates the resultant reputable wine bearing the stamp of Tim Smith. Aged in a combination of new and old French oak, this wine is another that benefits from cellaring…if you can wait.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Shiraz/Syrah
Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Brand Tim Smith Wines
Vintage 2018

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.

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