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On March 20 1862, Saltram crushed its first grapes and produced 1800 gallons of a wine that was simply called ‘No 1. Shiraz’. Over the years successive vintages of No.1 has won numerous awards at major wine shows across Australia. The secret to this wine's success lies in the extraordinary heritage of old Barossa vines along the eastern fringes of the Valley floor.
A richly layered wine, brimming with notes of blood plums, mulberries and bitter chocolate. Undertones of cassis and complex dried spices combine with subtle oak, enriching the wines aromatic nose. Full bodied, plush and mouth filling with savoury, velvety tannins on the pallet. Balanced and complex, exerting multi layered concentrated flavours.
Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion
A fine oak regime, extrapolated across brimstone, soaring floral scents, purple to blue fruit allusions and a long spicy tail. This is hedonistic, sure, but poised, fresh and delicious. The pH tang part of the equation.
Aromas of fresh lime and honeysuckle flowers combined with baked apple notes.
Full bodied, plush and mouth filling with savoury, velvety tannins. This wine is balanced and complex, exerting multi layered concentrated flavours. A seamless structure and lingering flavour.
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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 2015/2016 was characterised by a very warm and dry late Spring/early Summer period, finishing with a well-timed rainfall event at the end of January followed by mild weather conditions throughout February. These conditions restricted yields and led to high quality fruit potential.The result was an early vintage leading to low yielding Shiraz displaying distinctly varietal characters with dense colour, lively aromatics and velvety tannins.
Shavaughn grew up on a vineyard in Victoria’s Merbein; her grandfather was a winemaker and Managing Director of Mildara Wines. Completing an Oenology degree at the University of Adelaide, Shavaughn followed in her grandfather’s footsteps undertaking her first vintage at Mildara in 1997. Shavaughn is the recipient of a coveted Len Evans Scholarship; and in 2016 she was awarded Australian Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine and was inducted as a Baron of Barossa in 2017.