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St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2017

Seppelt

St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2017

Seppelt

St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2017

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$72.00
6 x 750 mL
$432.00

Overview

Overview

Released in small quantities and only in exceptional years, St. Peters is Seppelt’s flagship Shiraz, testimony to the distinctive style and pedigree of Grampians Shiraz. The lineage of this iconic wine dates back to 1964, when ‘Great Western Hermitage’, as it was then known, was first made. Since 1998 this wine has been called St. Peters in honour of the first vineyard planted in the region.

Today St. Peters is sourced from the finest and most intense fruit from the best blocks of the Great Western Vineyard. In vintage 2017, this included select parcels of fruit from the Imperial and Arrawatta blocks and is a powerful, seductive expression of Shiraz from the Great Western region. With extraordinary cellaring potential of 50 years or more, this wine is classified ‘outstanding’ by Langton’s in its classification of Australian Wine VI.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Grampians
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2050
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The complex, perfumed nose shows aromas of blueberries and redcurrants laced with sweet spice, violets and charcuterie notes.

Flavours and Palate

The medium-bodied palate shows sweet mulberry fruit and spice combined with savoury elements and graphite-like mineral characters over a subtle toasty oak background. This is a powerful, seductive wine of great finesse.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Gold 2019 National Wine Show Australia
97 points Huon Hooke
96 points James Halliday

Huon Hooke

"With a deep, dark purple-tinged colour, this classic Great Western shiraz has a rich ironstone, pepper, spice aroma with graphite and dark-plum nuances. It’s full-bodied and tightly composed, savoury and earthy/mineral with tremendous intensity and drive. Yes, it’s superb now but it will richly reward cellaring."

James Halliday

"A mix of whole bunch and whole berry, openfermented and hand-plunged, matured in French oak of various sizes. The mix of silk and satin provides exceptional texture, black fruits dominant, the length excellent, the balance perfect."

Viticulture

Viticulture

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