Vinteloper, SH/14, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 2014
(at Decanter Magazine's July 2018 issue Australian Shiraz Panel Tasting, 27 Feb 2018)
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2026
Vinteloper was founded by husband and wife team, David and Sharon. David cut his teeth in both France and Australia before his Vinteloper journey began in 2008. He sources fruit from a clutch of small-scale vineyards that span Adelaide Hills, as well as boosting their volume with farm-grown fruit from Clare Valley and Langhorne Creek. This Shiraz comes from the Glengrove vineyard, a single vineyard located in the Kangarilla Hills. It’s treated with kid gloves, following a minimal intervention principle. Fermentation is with wild yeasts, after which it is matured for 18 months in French oak, 25% new, then bottled with minimal sulphites. Tine Gellie: A vibrant wine boasting amazing purity and concentration of smoky, gamey, autumnal fruit on a velvety palate. It has delicious suppleness with bright acidity that balances the evolving savoury fruit. Roger Jones: Mature tasting, with a luxurious, textured quality. Soft, delicate oak lingers on the palate, sitting alongside savoury, meaty flavours with notes of berries, tobacco and cocoa. Anthony Rose: Spicy, peppery aromas lead into rich, concentrated flavours of blackberry and smoky bacon. The fruit has evolved into a seductively-textured, dark berry quality, with that cool-climate element that brings a northern Rhône level of class.
100% Syrah / Shiraz