2015 Shiraz


The Premium 2015 Shiraz is deep crimson-purple, with a lifted, perfumed nose over spice and black pepper. Mouth-watering black fruit is beautifully balanced across the palate followed by velvety tannins. A full bodied wine of great complexity and length  – enjoy now or cellar with confidence.

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95 Points Halliday - 2018 Australian Wine Competition

95 Points: Halliday
2018 Australian Wine Companion

2015 Shiraz - Headliner Series - Stage Door Wine Co

REGION Eden Valley, Barossa  I  ALCOHOL 14.6%  I  pH 3.58

HARVESTED April 2015  I  BOTTLED 24 November 2016

TOTAL PRODUCTION 2,439 bottles

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The 2015 growing season started well with above average early winter rains that filled the soils and dams, however it was dry from then on. Temperatures were above average in spring allowing the vines to get away to a good healthy start.

The dry weather meant that when the night time temperature dipped there were again late season frosts, but thankfully not damaging at Avon Brae. Summer was generally mild with the exception of a few days of extreme heat after New Year that were associated with the outbreak of the Sampson Flat bushfires in the Adelaide Hills on 2 January. The damaging fires burned for seven days in the Adelaide Hills and despite some anxious days, the fires were far enough away that they had no impact on the Eden Valley.

Thirty millimetres of rain on 8 January helped quell the fires and refreshed the vines. Near perfect ripening conditions followed leading into an earlier than usual harvest.

The Grüner Veltliner was first to come off, handpicked by our extended family, Riesling and Viognier were next with it all picked by the second week of March. Shiraz and Cabernet ripened at the same time this year and were harvested around Easter.

2015 was a cracking vintage in pace, yield, and above all quality and is likely to surpass the 2002 vintage in greatness.