2017 St Hallett Gamekeepers Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Touriga
Are you game? This Gamekeepers red is such a lovely red wine that showcases the core appeal of Barossa Shiraz and Grenache, with the underrated beauty of Touriga Nacional. And would you look at the price?
How’s it taste?
The Gamekeeper's Shiraz Grenache Touriga is packed with juicy, bright fruit with a touch of spice. The spicy pepper of the Shiraz and the generous, gamey, raspberry flavours of Grenache finish with soft yet assertive tannins. The tiny proportion of Touriga Nacional in the mix gives it a floral and spice finish. A very food friendly wine, it interplays rather than dominates.
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.
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