Old Salem Shiraz
An award winning Barossa Shiraz named in honour of the lost Old Salem church.
A full bodied but bright wine with wonderful fruit density and concentration. On the nose we see dark briar and bramble fruit with hints of dark chocolate and cherry. On the palate, the French oak comes through with bursts of coffee and carob. This wine is inky and rich with an array of black berries and plum balancing out the layers of oak layers folded into the glass.
- Grape variety breakdown
The individual parcels of fruit are vinified in small stainless steel fermenters with gentle extraction of tannins. Aged, then, in new and second-use French oak hogsheads for 18 months.
- Technical Details
- Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: | Acidity: | Volume: 750mls
The Old Salem Barossa Shiraz takes its name from the Old Salem Lutheran Church, which was built with humble claystone in 1856. The church was destroyed in the flood of 1946, but it lives on in the memorial stone laid in our neighbouring vineyard and in the grapes harvested from it to create this distinctive Barossa Shiraz.
- Cellaring potential
Enjoy now or will reward with medium to long term careful cellaring.
- Food Matching
A special occasion wine, best enjoyed paired with restaurant dining or special meals.
This rich Shiraz has an intense nose of satsuma plum, blackberry and hints of spice.
- Vineyard Notes
Harvested from our prized plot of vines in the north of the Barossa Valley, the Old Salem Shiraz takes its name from the Old Salem Lutheran Church which previously lay upon this now thriving vineyard. Constructed with humble claystone in 1856, the church was destroyed in the flood of 1946. We carefully select the best parcels to make this distinctive Barossa Shiraz, crafted with tradition at heart with a contemporary touch.
2020 was a high quality, but a very low yielding vintage, with a dry growing season, a slightly wetter winter then more water pressure from budburst to ripening. The vines, as a result, had smaller berries and bunches leading to wines with exceptional colour, flavour and concentration particularly for Shiraz.