2021 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.

157 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:
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

2021 Vintage
Andrew Caillard MW – 96 points
Brendan Black (Wine Pilot) – 95 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 points
Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion) – 93 points
Angus Hughson (Vinous) – 93 points

Previous Vintage Accolades

Vintage 2020
Did not make

Vintage 2019
Halliday Wine Companion Top 100 Wine (97 points)
Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 Points
Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion) – 96 points
Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot) – 95 points
Andrew Caillard – 95 points
Regan Drew – 95 points

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

Reviews

The Shiraz has three fruit colours represented – blackberry, mulberry and blueberry – with a savoury edge of cinnamon and mint, secondary characters of toast and vanilla, and stewed black fruits from bottle age. The palate is rich and full, with a concentrated flavour that points towards the dark spectrum, and a mellifluous mouthfeel. It’s balanced and long, hiding its 14.5% alcohol well, especially when paired with something equally rich like steak. It will continue to shine for at least another 5-10 years. Brendan Black 95 pts