The Miette Shiraz is always superb value & this 2018 is no different. The core of the fruit came from six key vineyards in Ebenezer, Bethany, Tanunda and Moppa--serious Barossa terroirs that have delivered bold, honest & deep Shiraz flavours.
“Pete and his partner Magali Gely operate what I think is the best new-wave of small-scale Barossa wine companies to emerge at the beginning of the 21st century… These weren’t big, blockbuster, showy wines designed to impress. They were wines that managed to take the best of the Barossa’s sometimes forgotten varietal traditions and fuse them onto a very European flavour sensibility.” Max Allen, The Future Makers
The Miette Shiraz is always superb value and this 2018 is no different. The core of the fruit for this wine came from six key vineyards in Ebenezer, Bethany, Tanunda and Moppa--serious Barossa terroirs that have delivered bold, honest and deep Shiraz flavours and structure.
Peter Schell has also blended in some wines from the higher country of the Barossa Ranges and Eden Valley in order to bring freshness. All of the grapes were hand-harvested and fermented wild with an average of 20% whole bunches. Aging was undertaken in a range of French oak vessels of 225 to 2,500 litres capacity, and some in steel.
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.