Vintage - 2017
Variety - Shiraz | Barossa Valley

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6 x 750ml

Bishop | Shiraz

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  • Glaetzer Bishop is a true expression of Barossa Shiraz that is elegantly structured with a long finish.

    Variety: 100% Shiraz


    Vineyards: Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 35—120 years old. Yield 3 tonnes per hectare.


    Vintage Conditions: A wet winter and spring coupled with cooler than average spring temperatures resulted in slower yet balanced canopy development and healthy flowering and fruit set. A mild summer with regular rainfall events followed allowing the fruit to be in no rush to mature, perfect for consistent ripening. Harvest commenced a few weeks later than recent years. The 2017 wines are of excellent quality exhibiting purity and lift with firm tannins and exceptional length.

     

    Vinification: Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters. Extended maceration was employed to enable good tannin development so the wine is soft and approachable early. Matured for 16 months in a mix of 40% new oak and 60% 2—3 year old oak hogshead barrels (90% French / 10% American).

     

    Tasting Notes
    Colour: Dark red with garnet edges.
    Aroma: Black cherries, dried spice and blackcurrant.
    Palate: Plush yet focussed, ripe tannins provide structure to the flavours of blackberry and plum.Peak Drinking: Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10—12 years of careful cellaring. 

     

    Wine Analysis
    Alcohol: 14.5%
    Total Acidity: 6.68 g/l
    pH: 3.46
    Residual Sugar: 0.4 g/l

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