2019 Planta Circa
Ancestor Vine
Shiraz

$80.00

Minimum order of 6 bottles.
RRP $80 – Limited production.

Vibrant colour, lifted fruit aromas of cherry and blackberry, subtle oak notes of vanilla and sweet spice add to this inviting nose. A medium to full bodied textured palate with supple tannins. This elegant and complex Barossa Shiraz shows the flavour and balance that these incredibly old vines give. We are confident this wine will age gracefully over the next 20-30 years.

200 in stock

Vineyards:
Zerk Vineyard, Lyndoch.
Circa 1880 PF Zimmerman planted Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines on his family property ‘Woodlands’ situated on the outskirts of Lyndoch. The site is around 250m above sea level with a Southerly aspect. Soil consists of deep sand over clay. The vines are own rooted, clone is unknown. The vines are cane pruned. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue. Minimal irrigation is used in very dry years.

Winemaking:
The Shiraz was hand-picked on the 28th of February 2019.
5 % of the fruit was tipped into a concrete open fermenter with the balance destemmed and lightly crushed (rollers open) on top of the whole and was seeded using a neutral yeast. Temperatures were allowed to reach 28C with header boards allowing gentle extraction. After 10 days on skins the fruit was basket pressed and transferred into 42% new French oak (1 x 720lt ) with balance into 1-4 year old French oak puncheons to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. After malo-lactic fermentation SO2 was added to the barrels, the wine was then left on light lees to mature for 8 months before racking. The wine was then transferred back to the same oak and matured for another 9 months. No fining used.

Tasting Notes:
Vibrant colour, lifted fruit aromas of cherry and blackberry, subtle oak notes of vanilla and sweet spice add to this inviting nose. A medium to full bodied textured palate with supple tannins. This elegant and complex Barossa Shiraz shows the flavour and balance that these incredibly old vines give. We are confident this wine will age gracefully over the next 20-30 years.

Cellaring:
This elegant and complex Barossa Shiraz will age gracefully over many years.

Analysis:
Alc/vol 14.05 % TA 5.79 g/l pH 3.58 RS 2.5 g/l , VA 0.60 g/l

Current Vintage Accolades

Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 Points
Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion) – 96 points
Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot) – 95 points
Andrew Ciaillard – 95 points
Regan Drew – 95 points

Previous Vintage Accolades

Vintage 2018
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 Points
Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion) – 95 points
Ned Goodwin – 95 points
James Suckling – 93 points

Reviews

Impenetrable ruby in colour with very old vines clearly on display, the wine opens with precise and focussed aromas of blackberry, mulberry and fruit pastilles lifted by tar, roasted meats and high quality oak in what is quite a graceful package. It’s undeniably powerful, but also reserved and subtle. There is then fantastic volume of fruit on the palate – wave after wave of dark berry fruits, soy sauce and black pepper flavours with measured tannins in support before a long, supple and slinky finish. So very moreish making it hard to hold back from a large glass or three. 95 pts Angus Hughson

Deep colour. Intense blackberry, panforte, liquorice aromas with Turkish Delight notes. Beautifully balanced wine with deep set blackberry, panforte flavours, roasted chestnut, fine velvety textures, lovely mid palate richness and integrated fresh acidity. A spicy firm finish with marzipan, vanilla notes. A classic Barossa style. From the C1880 “Woodlands Vineyard” near Lyndoch. Cork. Drink now – 2035 14% alc 95 points Andrew Caillard

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