Émigré Shiraz 2017

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Introduction

Whilst the name Émigré continues in the same vein as the Exile, there is a big difference in the style and make-up of the wine. Exile is a single vineyard wine, whereas Émigré is the opposite in that it comes from an array of vineyards across the Barossa. In addition, Exile is Shiraz rooted whilst Émigré mainstay is Grenache.

Tasting Notes

Crimson red with purple flashes in colour. This Shiraz has a dense juicy nose with red and black forest fruits, spicy plum, black cherry, dried fruits and hints of pepper. A classic, rich, full bodied Barossa Shiraz. The wine has an array of characters with upfront plum, dark chocolate, dried figs, leather saddle and white pepper. Sweet Shiraz fruit surrounds a firm tannin backbone whilst a touch of earth and acid provides length and ensures the finish is long and voluptuous.

The Winemaking

Sourced from two vineyards in the Northern Barossa Valley sub region: the Moppa and near the Kalimna Vineyard, which is the mother vineyard of “Grange”. The vines themselves are aged between 49 and 80 years old and they are cropped, using green harvesting, at less than 3.0 tonne to the acre. Grapes were picked at dawn, received fermentation, which was conducted in small open top fermenters, followed by malolactic fermentation and ageing in 100% new French oak barrels. 

Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Ready to drink now, but will age well for up to a decade
Alcohol 14%

Accolades

2016 Vintage CWSA 2018 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2012 Vintage CWSA 2015 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD