Yalumba Steeple Vineyard Shiraz 2012

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Yalumba Steeple Vineyard Shiraz 2012

An exceptional single-site Shiraz made from antique vines planted in 1919 on the world famous soils of the Barossa Valle floor.
James Halliday: 97/100

This Barossa red showcases its terroir. It is rich, red, bright and redolent of cedar, dried
herbs and cracked peppercorns. As the wine takes on air, the Shiraz aromas build and
evolve from fine floral and dried herbs through to deep, dark and powerful. There
is a stature to the tannins with a stoniness that carries the exotic fruits through the
roundness of the plum on the mid palate. The savoury notes support cool blue violet
fruits that are exhilirating and long.

Yalumba Steeple Vineyard Shiraz 2012

The 2012 single site Shiraz is sourced from the Yalumba Steeple vineyard.
This old block of Shiraz was planted in 1919, on its own roots, close to
the Light Pass township on the floor of the Barossa Valley. The soil is well
drained and consists of a marked contrast in texture between the surface
soil and the subsoil.
WINEMAKING
Wild yeasts initiate fermentation, contributing to the individual complexities of the
wine, creating richness and fine textures. The skins were plunged regularly to extract
colour, tannin and flavour. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was matured in
Tonnellerie Sylvain barriques. These unique barriques are coopered specifically from a
350 year old tree from the Réno-Valdieu forest of France.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Vintage 2012 in the Barossa could be summed up as a vintage without extremes.
La Niña conditions moderated throughout 2011 leading to good soil moisture at
the beginning of the growing season. Average temperatures through spring and early
summer enabled the vines to flourish giving healthy balanced canopies and good fruit
set. Mild conditions through January to March allowed the Shiraz grapes to ripen in
ideal conditions producing fruit with outstanding depth of flavour and concentration.
TASTING NOTES
This Barossa red showcases its terroir. It is rich, red, bright and redolent of cedar, dried
herbs and cracked peppercorns. As the wine takes on air, the Shiraz aromas build and
evolve from fine floral and dried herbs through to deep, dark and powerful. There
is a stature to the tannins with a stoniness that carries the exotic fruits through the
roundness of the plum on the mid palate. The savoury notes support cool blue violet
fruits that are exhilirating and long.
Enjoy with a rare filet mignon or try with cajun style tofu

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2012
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