Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: South Australia
Vinification: The fruit is harvested during the warmth of the day, brought to the winery, immediately crushed into stainless steel fermenters and inoculated with a neutral yeast strain.
Ageing/Maturation: Maturation occurs in a combination of new, one, two and three year old French and American oak barrels for 12-16 months before blending and bottling.
Cellar Potential: 5 years
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2016
This is the Shiraz which starts it all for many St Hallett lovers. The Faith Shiraz is a vibrant and expressive example of Barossa Shiraz. An accessible, juicy and fruit driven wine, Faith's vibrant yet dense purple hue hints at the generosity of fruit within.
Huon Hooke - 92 points
James Halliday, Wine Companion - 92 points
Established by the Lindner family in 1944 St Hallett’s initial focus was the production of fortified wines. The first vintage of Old Block Shiraz in 1980 and its success, accelerated a shift of focus towards the premium table wines St Hallett has become renowned for ever since. Together with other established Barossa winery families such as Rockford, Lehmann, Melton and Burge, St Hallett understood the importance of saving the old vines and focusing on the key varieties for the Barossa region – particularly Shiraz.
Strong long-term relationships with focussed and passionate growers give St Hallett access to the Barossa’s most prized vineyards with some dating back over 100 years. Over time St Hallett has built up a deep understanding of the rich tapestry of sites and climates in the Barossa and with it an appreciation of both dedicated growers and quality vines.
An unrivalled dedication to preserving the integrity of these individual growers’ parcels of fruit has always been the St Hallett philosophy. By tailoring fermentation and maturation to each parcel, we reveal the rich textures, depth and diversity of Barossa wine.