The Gumpara Vineyard situated in the Light Pass district of the Barossa Valley has been tended by the Mader family for seven generations.
|Victor’s Old Vine Shiraz
5th March 2018
28th June 2019
V I T I C U LT U R E
Planted in 1963, this single vineyard receives special attention. Traditional hand pruning methods are applied, the fruit is harvested at what is considered to be optimal ripeness and flavour in accordance to terrior, soil type and micro climate.
V I N I F I C A T I O N
Crushed and de-stemmed into open fermenters, with fermentation temperature controlled at 25° C. Must is pumped over each day. Free run is removed from skins and gently pressed via airbag batch press,
with free run and 10% pressings re- blended prior to molactic fermentation.
M A T U R A T I O N
14 months in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.
C O M M E N T S
Favourable seasonal conditions during 2018, resulted in another high quality vintage with warmer than average temperatures in February slowing down ripening to allow longer time for fruit development. Int ense in colour this Shiraz offers rich mulberry and black currant aromas and flavours, layered with chocolate, cedar oak and spice, balanced with fine silky tannins.
C E L L A R I N G
Drink now, or benefit from careful cellaring well into the next decade.