Seven Sleepers, or Siebenschlaffer, is named after an old Barossa German farmers’ lore, being that the weather that occurs on 27 June is likely to be prevalent for the next 7 weeks. The first wine destined for the Seven Sleepers range was a blend of 7 grape varieties from the 2004 vintage, thus cementing the name.
Vineyards: All fruit for our Seven Sleepers wines is grown or sourced from vineyards in the Barossa Valley. The vines receive minimal irrigation and are pruned for low yields to provide vine balance and maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics. A non traditional blend of red varieties resulting in a mouth watering taste of the Barossa Valley.
Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Colour: Bright dark red.
Nose: Seven Sleepers is a fruit driven wine dominated by the berry fruit characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose.
Palate: A layer of chocolate is gained from the addition of Shiraz, and sweetness of Petit Verdot is apparent on the palate. This wine is not over-powered by oak, allowing the fruit to show its full potential. Firm tannins give the wine a lingering finish.
Cellaring Potential: A rich combination of flavours that is ideally suited to current consumption, but the wine will also improve with further careful cellaring.
Food Match: Seven Sleepers ‘The Blend’ is a great match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted meats, pasta, pizza, spicy foods and other full-flavoured dishes.
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