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Sourced from some of the finest parcels within the Bethany vineyards, this Shiraz displays all the qualities of fine Barossa Valley Shiraz from an exceptional vintage.

Feature Wine

Bethany 2016 First Village Shiraz 

Tasting Notes

Sourced from some of the finest parcels within the Bethany vineyards, this Shiraz displays all the qualities of fine Barossa Valley Shiraz from an exceptional vintage.  A nose of dark, brooding black fruits is shot through with subtly spiced oak and earthy complexity.  The palate is rich and ripe with dark fruits perfectly framed by long velvet tannins that carry through to a balanced and elegant finish.

Food Match

Matches well with dry aged steak, hard cheeses and slow cooked dishes.

Vineyard Notes

The Shiraz fruit was sourced from the Schrapel family vineyards and neighbouring vineyards in the Barossa foothills. Traditional viticulture practices were applied with the yield from old vines 6.25t/Ha. The vineyards were hand pruned to 70 buds per vine to limit yields.

Vintage Notes

Shiraz is of course an exceptional variety for the Barossa Valley and 2016 provided wonderful conditions to allow the variety to shine.  Dry conditions throughout the growing season kept vigour under control and the good warmth but lack of heatwaves allowed Shiraz to fully ripen under minimal stress.