Turkey Flat Shiraz, Barossa Valley
The Turkey Flat Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Shiraz vines in
the world. Planted in 1847, these hard-working gnarled old vines are
still producing fantastic grapes. They are dry grown with their roots
extending metres into the soil in search of moisture.
Much of the credit for the best Shiraz made in the Barossa is due to
old vines such as these. The fact that these vines still exist is
largely due to a far-sighted quarantine scheme, in which South Australia
was spared the phylloxera outbreak which devastated the vineyards of
Europe, America and subsequently parts of Australia in the late 1800ís.
This shiraz is a result of a very intricate blending process. After
each parcel of fruit is individually vinified & aged in specially
selected French oak barrels, the final blend is created with careful
consideration to upholding its reputation for cellaring gracefully,
retaining its freshness and balance for many years.
This wine has a bouquet rich in red berry with a hint of spice. Red currants, plum and a hint of liquorish layer the palate. Rich, generous and structured. Try the classic pairing of shiraz and steak (cooked rare) or go for something new, like bitter, dark chocolate by itself, or added to a sauce for braised oxtail or
venison. Will develop well over the next 10 years.
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|Producer||Turkey Flat Vineyards|
|Grape Varieties||Shiraz/Syrah |
|Style||14. Spicy warm-hearted reds|
|Food Match||Roasted or grilled Red Meats|
|Certification||Barossa Trust Mark|