Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: South Australia
Vinification: All Shiraz vineyards are crushed and fermented separately. The Shiraz vineyards destined for this wine were fermented between 6 and 8 days at 22 to 24 degrees.
Ageing/Maturation: The wine was matured in American and French Oak for 6-8 months before being blended and bottled.
St Hallett Gamekeeper's Shiraz 2016
This wine is a great example of bright fruit and varietal characteristics. The Gamekeeper's Shiraz shows lots of lush plum and cherry flavours up front. The flavours combine with a dark chocolate and vanilla framework to create a full bodied but soft, cascading Barossa Shiraz experience.
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.