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.
Vineyards: All fruit for our Seven Sleepers Shiraz 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.
Growing Season: A drier than average winter was followed by a warm, dry spring and early summer. Mild conditions in January and February, and fortuitous late January rain, slowed ripening, allowing development of rich, ripe flavours and tannins.
Acidity: 6.1 g/L
Colour: Vibrant purple-red.
Nose: A bright, fruit-driven wine with pure Barossa aromas of plum, blueberry, red currant and red liquorice.
Palate: Ripe, juicy berry fruits are enhanced with subtle, balanced oak that doesn’t dominate, allowing the sweet, mouthfilling fruit to show its full potential. Plush, ripe tannins lengthen the palate, giving the wine a flavoursome, lingering finish.
Peak Drinking: The rich combination of sweet, mouthfilling flavours is ideally suited to current consumption, however the wine will also reward careful short-term cellaring.
Food Match: Seven Sleepers Shiraz is a great match with grilled, pan-fried, barbecued or roasted meats, pasta, pizza and other full-flavoured dishes.
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