Glaetzer 2015 Shiraz "Bishop"
Aroma layers of violets and cloves mingle with hints of mulberry and dark chocolate. Purity of dark fruits and cut plums on the palate are coupled with firm, savory tannins, and show impressive depth and harmony. Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10—12 years of careful cellaring.
Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 35—120 years old. Above average winter rain followed by warm spring temperatures resulted in healthy vines showing significant early bud growth. Mild temperatures during December and January coupled with good end of January rain set up the vines nicely for the
Fermented in 1 and 2 ton open fermenters. Extended maceration was employed to enable good tannin development so the wine is soft and approachable early. Matured for 16 months in a mix of 40% new oak and 60% 2— 3 year old oak hogshead barrels (90% French / 10% American).