2015 St Hallett SV Sacred Ground Shiraz

2015 St Hallett SV Sacred Ground Shiraz

Lloyd Heinrich

"Beautifully balanced with of depth and finesse"

Lloyd Heinrich

Lesley Jameson

"Big and bold with lots of rich fruit, cedar and mouthfilling tannins"

Lesley Jameson

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Lloyd Heinrich

"Beautifully balanced with of depth and finesse"

Lloyd Heinrich

Lesley Jameson

"Big and bold with lots of rich fruit, cedar and mouthfilling tannins"

Lesley Jameson

RRP: $55.00 per bottle18% OFF

$44.99

(buy 6 or more)

$45.99 per single bottle
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The history of grape growing in Barossa dates back to the 1840’s. Since this time the local community has existed for wine. With each vintage that passes and with every generation that succeeds their forbearers, a more intimate relationship with the land evolves. This evolution helps to unearth plots of sacred ground that hold something special. 

Such is the case with the Fromm vineyard. Fourth generation Barossa grower, Ryan Fromm, lovingly tends this special plot near the township of Williamstown in the southern part of the Barossa Valley. In successive tastings over many vintages, this block has earned the acknowledgement of ‘Sacred Ground’ for its richness, depth and complexity.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
St Hallett
Barossa Valley
2015
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2028
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Light

Full

How's it taste?

A fresh and lifted nose of dark cherries, blackberries and a hint of spice. Red summer berries combine with a generous and smooth palate. The fine tannins are balanced with soft chocolate notes and an even finish.

How was it made?

A short winter and warm dry spring got the growing season off to an early start with mild days. A well timed rain in mid-January brought relief to dry vineyards and rainwater tanks alike after many months of no rain. The early start and ideal ripening conditions after the rain brought on vintage at a frantic pace, with all the 2015 wines showing abundant aromas and flavours. 

Barossa Valley Shiraz yields were slightly below average, and all the wines showed good concentration, superb colour and richness. 

The Fromm Family Vineyard is located at 200m elevation in the south eastern pocket near Lyndoch Township in the Barossa Valley. The vineyard site gently slopes on red brown loam soils. 

The St Hallett winemaking philosophy is relatively simple - minimum intervention and maximum attention. All Shiraz vineyards are crushed and fermented separately. The Fromm vineyard parcel destined for this wine was fermented for 8 days at 22 to 24 degrees. Post fermentation the wine was matured in seasoned American and French Oak for 12 months before being blended and bottled.

Who made it?

Established in 1944, St Hallett wines have been producing Barossa Valley wines from a range of vineyard sites across the wine growing region. The winemaking team comprises of the equally passionate duo of Toby Barlow and senior winemaker Stuart Blackwell. St Hallett wines is located in Tanunda in the Barossa Valley of South Australia. The cellar door looks out over the Barossa Ranges and part of the vineyards selected for St Hallett winemaking. St Hallett uses up to 700 hectares of vines to produce the broad offering from the winemaking team. While old vine Shiraz is king, the range does flesh out with a white and red blend (Poacher’s and Gamekeepers), a Semillon and an Eden Valley Riesling. A Grenache Shiraz Touriga Nacional wine is also produced. The flagship wines are cellar worthy and show great complexity and intensity. The winery pursues a philosophy of ‘melding evolution and innovation’ seeking the best expressions of Barossa Valley fruit with an understanding of the climates and terroirs the vineyard sites occupy. Old vine, particularly Shiraz, production is revered with an emphasis on texture and integrity of flavour.