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Rich fruit & smooth, juicy tannins

According to the ‘Old Vine Charter’, many of Sevenhill’s Shiraz vines would qualify as Ancient, with some more than 70yrs old!

Enjoy with braised brisket served with roasted vegetables

Sevenhill Inigo Clare Valley Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

$24.99p/Btl
Awarded Gold Medal
Sevenhill Inigo Clare Valley Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

Sevenhill Inigo Clare Valley Shiraz 2016 (Australia)

Sevenhill Cellars is the Clare Valley’s oldest winery, established in 1851...
$24.99p/Btl

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show

Description

Intense, rich fruit and smooth, juicy tannins define the 2016 Inigo Shiraz. The mild weather that marked the long ripening of the 2016 vintage contributes to the freshness of this wine, which finishes with a hint of spice.

Winemakers in the Clare Valley were buoyant as they completed the compressed 2016 vintage. In keeping with the rest of South Australia, yields were above expectations and quality was high, particularly for the core varieties of Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The positive outcome was pleasing following widespread apprehension caused by another very dry spring in 2015 and hot weather in late November and December. Good rains in late January 2016 and early February gave the grapes a welcome boost on the eve of picking and harvest conditions allowed even ripening of the fruit. Picking started at Sevenhill on February 10 and the steady flow of high-quality fruit produced outstanding varietal character and flavours. The last grapes were picked at Sevenhill on March 17, making it one of the shortest vintages in the Clare Valley.

According to the ‘Old Vine Charter’, many of Sevenhill’s Shiraz vines would qualify as Ancient – more than 70 years old and some are centenarians. Vine age impacts on balanced growth through the vine having sufficient carbohydrate reserves and a large root system to moderate its growth, according to the seasonal conditions. That’s why the best fruit is always from old vines in a warm, dry year. Our Brother Lenz dry-grown block was planted in 1973-1974 and the Brother Dan block was established in 1973. These older vines, combined with more recently planted blocks, provide fruit of great depth and diversity.

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