Vintage Fortified 2015

Penfolds

Vintage Fortified 2015

Penfolds

Vintage Fortified 2015

RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$56.00
6 x 750 mL
$336.00

Overview

Overview

A contemporary take on Australian fortified wine, the 2015 Vintage Fortified is a bold, refined and rich expression of the Penfolds ‘House Style’. Crafted from traditional Portuguese varietals and shiraz sourced from South Australian vineyards.

A defining vintage style with a distinctive Penfolds spirit.

Varietal Fortified
Vintage 2015
Country Australia
Region Multi-Region Blend
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 19%
Peak Drinking Now - 2040
Winemaker The Penfolds Team

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Gold 2016 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Gold 2018 Melbourne Wine Awards
Gold 2018 Melbourne Wine Show
Silver 2015 Rutherglen Wine Show
Silver 2015 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
Silver 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Silver 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show
Silver 2018 Adelaide Wine Show

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Cheese
Dessert

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Initially a mix of dark berry fruit, black cherry and milk chocolate. Higher notes of scented spices and fresh blood plums accentuated by lifted spirit. Some aniseed and spearmint in the background. Seamlessly interwoven fruit and spirit – hard to separate at times.

Flavours and Palate

Dark cherry and black forest cake. Tannins are fine, ripe and seamless with lots of presence from start to finish. A holy trinity forms with the interplay of acid, tannin and spirit. This gives line, length and drive to the palate, which not only carries fruit flavour but also adds a savoury and mouth-watering finish.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

South Australia

Home to the oldest vines in the country, and no less than 18 wine growing regions, South Australia accounts for almost 50% of Australia’s wine production. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra are well known for their world class reds, with Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Eden Valley praised for their exceptional Chardonnay and Riesling.

Autumn and winter rainfall was above the long term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with nothing more than light showers observed throughout spring. A significant rainfall event in January revitalised vineyards and gave vines a much needed boost throughout veraison. Mild days coupled with cool nights provided optimal ripening conditions, resulting in high acid retention within the grapes, with even and steady sugar accumulation over the ripening phase.

This wine is made using a two stage fortification method synonymous with the Penfolds Vintage Fortified style. The first spirit addition arrests fermentation, fortifying the wine, and captures the rich fruit flavours and aromas. Parcels that show exceptional vintage characteristics then undergo a second, more precise spirit addition. A specially selected spirit accentuates the ‘House Style’ and enhances the wine’s complexity, depth and richness.

The Penfolds Team

The Penfolds Team

Key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich winemaking tradition that goes back for more than 170 years.
Our current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.