Grant Burge Filsell Old Vine Shiraz 2018 (Barossa Valley)
The 2018 Grant Burge Filsell Old Vine Shiraz has an intense deep purple hue. With aromas of chocolate and coffee bean with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and blackberry. A powerful wine, rich and dense with loads of plum, dark chocolate and spice. Long persistent tannins are balanced by richness and sweetness of fruit.
Whilst approachable now this powerful wine can be confidently cellared for 20 years after release. Partner it with rich beef dishes such as a tenderloin or slow cooked beef cheeks.
The Filsell vineyard with near century-old vines is considered one of the best vineyards in the Barossa Valley and consistently produces fruit of great intensity and concentration. Planted in 1920, this vineyard also produces some of the fruit for Grant Burge Wines' flagship Shiraz, the highly acclaimed Meshach. Filsell is known to loyal followers as Meshach’s younger brother.
Different batches of fruit were crushed and fermented separately. Primary fermentation on skins occurred for approximately eight days, with a couple of small batches undergoing natural yeast fermentation in small open fermenters for a further week. The wine was pumped over three times a day and the skins were pressed gently before the free run and pressed wine was transferred to oak to finish fermentation. The wine was matured in a combination of French and American oak for 20 months. Winery Notes
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