Lake Breeze Bullant Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2017

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Lake Breeze Bullant Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2017

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Breeze

Tasting notes - A stunning Shiraz with alluring aromas reminiscent of plums and chocolate enveloped in a touch of earthy complexity. Rich, full bodied and full of ripe, black fruits on the palate with a long, soft finish.

Lake Breeze Bullant Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2017

A deeply coloured and cool climate style of Shiraz with vibrant flavours of blackberries enhanced by black pepper and a hint of fresh herbs on the finish.

Producer Note

Lake Breeze is located in Langhorne Creek, South Australia, where the Follett family has been farming grapes since the 1880s. The estate is situated on the banks of Lake Alexandrina and the vineyard benefits from the 'lake breeze'. Winemaker Greg Follett was brought up on the farm but left to study winemaking at Roseworthy before heading to make wine in California and France. He returned to his roots and in 1987 started making wine exclusively from the best 30 per cent of his old vine fruit. He rapidly built an enviable reputation for consistently producing outstanding wines and Lake Breeze is now one of the most awarded boutique wineries in Australia.

Vintage

Due to a cool spring and summer, the vintage was around four weeks later than the previous year and one of the latest on record, finishing in early May. A flood between Christmas and New Year resulted in delays in the flood plain vineyards. Vigilance was required in the vineyard, with extra trimming and bunch thinning to ensure the fruit was top quality. The 2017 white wines are exceptional, with intense flavours and lovely natural acidity; Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are also outstanding.

Vineyard

The Langhorne Creek is situated south-east of Adelaide and is a premium viticultural region with cooling lake and ocean breezes. The average age of the Lake Breeze vines is 25 years, with youngest plantings taking place 12 years ago and the oldest vines having been planted 35 years ago. All of the vines are cultivated on their own rootstocks in soils that are generally alluvial sandy loam, with some parts over a clay base. This dry region, situated at the bottom of the Murray River, is irrigated by a weir floodgate system. The vineyards are surrounded by striking, historically important gum trees that still bear the holes that were once dug out by the Aboriginal Australians to carve into canoes to sail up the river.

Winemaking

Fruit selection was paramount, only the best blocks are retained for the Bullant label and often it is only the fruit from the best rows of these blocks. The grapes were fermented on their skins for seven days in small, open fermenters. A daily regime of three rack and returns and pumpovers, ensured the desired level of extraction. Matured in French and American oak for 16 months, with the aim of softening the wine, while retaining primary fruit characters. The wine was not fined or filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Note

A stunning Shiraz with alluring aromas reminiscent of plums and chocolate enveloped in a touch of earthy complexity. Rich, full bodied and full of ripe, black fruits on the palate with a long, soft finish.

Grape

Shiraz 100%

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2017
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