2018 Greenock 'Seven Acre'' Shiraz Barossa Valley
Grenock Wines Barossa Valley
2018 'Seven Acres' Shiraz
The Seven Acre vineyard was planted in 1990 on our Radford Road property at Seppeltsfield, just south of Greenock.
A long and narrow strip of Barossa dirt, bordering Seppeltsfield's 'Great Terrace' Grenache, the block is an undulating patchwork of micro-climates and aspects.
The soil profile on the site ranges from loam over calcrete (similar to the Terra Rossa of Coonawarra) through to lean soils filled with bluestone slate. The complex range of conditions contributes to the finesse and elegance of the wine and is reflected in Seven Acre's position as our Reserve Shiraz.
Hand picked at optimal ripeness, the grapes are fermented in traditional open masonry fermenters with temperature managed through regular pump-overs before the fermented juice is gently extracted by our timber basket press.
The wine is transferred to barrel to undergo natural MLF before being matured in American for approximately 27 months. When the wine is considered ready (a careful process of regular tasting!) it is bottled without filtering or fining.
Released 3 years from vintage, Seven Acre represents our dedication to regional character and focus on single-site, single-variety wine making.