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Farmer’s Leap Shiraz 2017

Special Price $18.00 Regular Price $25.00
It’s nice to get your hands on a quality Shiraz with the cellaring already sorted. Feels a bit like having someone else sort your inbox while you play video games or work on your quilting game. This robust and black-fruited Shiraz is hitting its straps now at 4 years of age and still has a good few more years in it. There’s plenty of dense black and blue fruits, spice and cedary oak finished with plenty of fine tannins.
Farmer’s Leap Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2017
Winemaker
Renae Hirsch
Body
Full
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2030
Bling
Gold Medal, 93pts Sam Kim
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No

Scott and Cheryl Longbottom first planted vines in Padthaway in the early 90s... these vines are now heading towards 30 years of age and producing balanced crops with excellent fruit intensity. Initially they found a ready market for their high-quality grapes, selling to other producers. These days they keep the best 15% of this fruit for themselves. They have also hired winemaking gun Renae Hirsch who also makes the superb wines of Chalk Hill and Alpha Crucis in McLaren Vale.

Padthaway, SA

Region

Padthaway, SA

A part of the Limestone Coast region, Padthaway is about a half-days drive southeast from ...
A part of the Limestone Coast region, Padthaway is about a half-days drive southeast from Adelaide, just a tick from the Victorian border. Chardonnay thrives here, with notable production of pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz adding to the total annual crush. History The area sits on terra rosa soil, with good drainage into a limestone base. Quite swampy in spots (it was nicknamed "Mosquito Plains" in the mid-1800s), the area has good bore water supply, which led to the CSIRO recommending the area for horticultural development in 1944 (it was primarily a livestock farming area back then). But with the Australian wine industry in a ditch in the ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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Padthaway, SA
Padthaway, SA

A part of the Limestone Coast region, Padthaway is about a half-days drive southeast from Adelaide, just a tick from the Victorian border. Chardonnay thrives here, with notable production of pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz adding to the total annual crush.

History

The area sits on terra rosa soil, with good drainage into a limestone base. Quite swampy in spots (it was nicknamed "Mosquito Plains" in the mid-1800s), the area has good bore water supply, which led to the CSIRO recommending the area for horticultural development in 1944 (it was primarily a livestock farming area back then). But with the Australian wine industry in a ditch in the 40's, decades passed before vines were planted by Seppelts in 1964.

Close enough to the coast to benefit from southerlies coming off the ocean, Padthaway is further north than cousin Coonawarra, and does run a bit hotter being down on the plains. Big producers have vineyards here, such as Hardys, Blass, and Orlando

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