The Barossa has done much work to protect these ancient treasures, including forming its own Old Vine Charter. In 2009, the Barossa Old Vine Charter was instituted to register vineyards by age, so that older vines could be preserved, retained and promoted.
The Australian Old Vine Collection Eden Valley Shiraz was largely sourced from our Burkes Hill Vineyard, with the Shiraz being 62 years of age. The wine was vinified in small lot (0.5 - 1 tonne) open fermenters, with daily plunging or rack and return. It was matured for 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels.
Our 2017 bottling shows lifted sweet Shiraz berry characters on the nose with interesting notes of vanilla and blackberries. The palate is medium-weighted and very complex. It shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz treated with good oak maturation to produce a great wine with aging potential." - Gibson Wines
A complete wine, with the composure of Eden Valley fruit from old vines. It comes at you with an amalgam of red and black fruits, florals, the right amount of spice and oak (no details supplied) and beautiful tannins. A glorious, heady drink.