Created in a contemporary style, this vibrant and textural Barossa Shiraz has notes of blood plums and fresh cherries. The palate is medium-full bodied, rich with cherries, pepper, spice and a gentle lingering finish. The lushness of the Barossa Valley floor Shiraz is tempered by the soft tannins and aromatic notes from the Shiraz of Eden Valley, producing a wine with vibrancy and generosity.
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Blood plums and fresh cherries complemented with hints of strawberries, and pepper spices.
This medium to full bodied wine has a vibrant palate with an excellent balance of fruit flavours, silky tannins and a fine lingering finish.
Just one hour’s drive from South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, lies its gourmet capital (and wine Mecca), Barossa. One of the country’s most beautiful and historic wine regions, Barossa is a magnet for lovers of fine food and wine. Its classic Mediterranean climate, and free-draining red brown soils, makes the region ideal for growing grapes. Barossa produces excellent Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Riesling and Semillon.
The Shiraz vine yields were lower, with adequate fruit canopy to protect fruit from any sunburn. Fruit quality was very good due to fruit reaching optimum flavours and ripeness, while retaining natural fresh acidity. These ideal milder conditions saw the grape phenology mature in line with sugars levels, producing full flavoured wines which retained their natural acidity.
Alex started as 10th Winemaker at Saltram in 2017, however his first connection with Saltram was in 2001, working alongside the 8th maker, Nigel Dolan. Alex brings with him over fifteen years of winemaking experience and a great love of the Barossa. His style is down to earth – allowing the season and dirt to speak for themselves – keeping winemaking simple to enable a pure expression of Barossa fruit, as is the Saltram tradition.