Sourced from a selection of very old vineyards on the northern (Ebenezer), western (Moppa) & eastern edges (Angaston Foothills) of the Barossa, as well as from Springton in Eden Valley. Vine ages range from 75 to over 150 years.
Fashioned from 56% Grenache, 40% Mataro and a seasoning of Barossa Shiraz, 2018 marks a cracking release for Pete Schell's emblematic Esprit blend. It has been sourced from a selection of very old vineyards on the northern (Ebenezer), western (Moppa) and eastern edges (Angaston Foothills) of the Barossa, as well as from Springton in Eden Valley. Vine ages range from 75 to over 150 years, and all sites are dry grown with minimal vineyard inputs--old vineyards grown the old way.
"A distinctly spicy bouquet, and the medium-bodied palate plays follow the leader, plush and welcoming, neither tannin nor oak doing anything more - this leaves the spicy, juicy palate free to roam across the palate." 94 points, James Halliday, Winecompanion.com.au
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.