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Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz 2017

Seppelt

Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz 2017

Seppelt

Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz 2017

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$55.00
750 mL
$55.00
6 x 750 mL
$330.00

Overview

Overview

Seppelt Mount Ida is sourced from the extraordinary Shiraz growing region of Heathcote in Central Victoria. Produced in small quantities and only in exceptional vintages. This wine is named after our dry-grown Mount Ida Vineyard planted in 1975. One of the pioneering vineyards in the region.

Expressing the intense colour and flavours that are characteristic of the red cambrian Heathcote soils, the 2017 vintage displays bright, crunchy blackberry fruit on the palate combined with savoury, earthy characters.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Heathcote
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2030
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The nose displays aromas of dark plums and chocolate with earthy spice and meaty elements in the background.

Flavours and Palate

The palate has bright, crunchy blackberry fruit combined with savoury, earthy characters. Fine powdery tannins, fleshy texture and well integrated cedary oak add complexity.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

95 points James Halliday
93+ points Campbell Mattinson

James Halliday

"From one of the oldest vineyards in Heathcote. Small batch vinification, including extended maceration on skins and maturation in new and used French barriques. A delicious wine with great mouthfeel and balance. Blackberry and raspberry fruits are gently held in the embrace of fine tannins and quality French oak."

Campbell Mattinson

"The Mount Ida vineyard itself was planted in 1975, which makes it of historical significance to the Heathcote wine region.

In any case this is a very good release. It’s firm and bold but it’s mannered and fresh. Clove, mint, black cherry, cedarwood and coffee-cream characters present a united front of flavour. I’m tempted to call it frisky, such is its freshness, but it’s just a little more settled than that. Sweet, citrussy acidity rushes throughout, in a positive way. It’s a fine wine."

Viticulture

Viticulture

A wet winter with above average rainfall was followed by cool, dry spring conditions, resulting in good fruit set and above average yields. Summer temperatures were cool with little rain, resulting in a long growing season and exceptional quality.

Hand-picked fruit from the Mount Ida Vineyard was de-stemmed with no crushing, then fermented on skins in open fermenters for 10 days with gentle hand-plunging, followed by maturation for 14 months in 225 litre French oak barrels (40% new).