Why a Barossa Shiraz?
For Carol and Nick Riebke, there was only wine they could embark on this journey with. The Barossa’s very own signature style, Shiraz.
Fruit was sourced from a single vineyard on their family property in the Northern Barossa region of Ebenezer.
Shiraz grown in this region gives a style of elegance and complex fruit characters which can be enhanced by careful winemaking.
From the vineyard where lost pennies can be found from years gone by, this Barossa Shiraz is a unique treasure. With careful cellaring, it will only continue to evolve in the years ahead.
2017 Lost Penny Barossa Valley Shiraz
Alcohol | 14.5% vol
Barrel Maturation | matured in French oak barrel for 18 months.
With good levels of soil moisture from a wetter than average 2016 winter and spring, this combined with the below average temperature in December, January and February resulted in the vines looking very healthy for the 2017 vintage. This allowed for the fruit to ripen more slowly giving a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours which produced this high-quality Shiraz.
Colour: Dark deep red with a garnet core.
Nose: Sweet spiced notes of dark red fruits, cherries.
Palate: A fine and elegant structure with mouth filling intense black and red fruits. Rich earthy notes giving a long complex structure.
Overall this wine is still very young holding fresh acidity and with careful cellaring will assist the wine to develop and further evolve. The 2017 Lost Penny Shiraz has an overall sweet spiced nose and palate with an elegant structure built around mouth filling berry characters.