Grape Variety: 50% Shiraz, 41% Grenache & 9% Touriga Nacional
Region: South Australia
Vinification: As a result of extensive trials, we now utilise different yeast strains that are suited to each parcel of fruit; our aim is to highlight the fresh berry, floral, spicy, earthy aromas contributed by the Grenache and Touriga, and use the richness and pepper spice of the Shiraz to build up a palate weight and structure. Extended "lees contact" gives the wine an appealing textural character and savoury earthiness that makes the wine very food friendly.
Ageing/Maturation: As the wine is primarily a fruit driven style, consequently it has not been aged in oak barrels.
St Hallett Gamekeeper's Shiraz Grenache Touriga 2015
Turkish delight and ripe red berry fruit pastille notes of the Touriga is prominent on the nose. Spicy pepper, tannins and weight of the Shiraz combines with the generous juicy raspberry flavours of Grenache and rose petal and floral-like spice of Touriga.
Tyson Stelzer - 92 points
James Halliday - 89 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.