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2017 Seppeltsfield 'The Northing' Barossa Shiraz

2017 Seppeltsfield 'The Northing' Barossa Shiraz

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  • Colour

    Crimson

    Aroma

    Bright, lifted red fruits

    Palate

    Stylish, subtle oak and fine tannins with lively acidity

    Winemaker's Comments

    Full-bodied, the 2017 'The Northing' displays true Barossa character of bright, aromatic red fruits, with fine tannin lively acidity. Recommend 'The Northing' is enjoyed in parallel with 'The Westing', two distinct sub-regional expressions of Barossa Shiraz.
  • Food Pairing

    Chargrilled rump cap

    Peak Drinking

    2024
  • Vintage

    2017

    Varietals

    100% Shiraz

    Region

    Barossa, South Australia

    Vineyard

    The 2017 Seppeltsfield Barossa 'The Northing' is inspired by a study of the Barossa's iconic red wine varietal, and the various vineyards where our fruit is farmed. As our interpretation of Barossa 'terroir' we look to apply a beguiling simplicity for what in European terms is often a complicated and complex idea of the relationship between geography, geology, climate, history and anthropology. 'The Northing' focuses on the 'Northern' grounds of the Barossa, carefully selected across two single vineyard sites, and inspired by the Barossa Grape & Wine Association's 'Barossa Grounds' Project.

    Winemaking

    The 2017 Barossa 'The Northing' was vinified through the historic 1888 Gravity Cellar. Built into the hillside on a series of terraces, gravity guides the flow of fruit down through the winery to deliver gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. 'The Northing' Shiraz was fermented in open fermenters between 18 and 28 degrees where they are monitored daily over two by twelve-hour intervals, determined by taste but to maximise appropriate extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. The wine was matured in French oak hogsheads, of which 30% is new, and then bottled in February 2019.

    Maturation

    16 months in French oak hogsheads, medium toast, new and seasoned

    Winemaker

    Fiona Donald

    Alcohol

    15%

    Volume Statement

    750ml

    GPS Location

    Kalleske 'Boehm's'
    Location: 34 degrees 23'21.0'S 139 degrees 01'31.0'E
    McDonald 'Stone Well'
    Location: 34 degrees 30'12.'S 138 degrees 56'39.0'E

    Elevations

    Kalleske 'Boehms': 275m above sea level
    McDonald 'Stone Well': 250m above sea level

    Soil Profile

    Kalleske 'Boehms': Brown clay loam over red clay
    McDonald 'Stone Well': Brown sand & quartz over clay
  • Micro Chip Technology

    We've future proofed our 'Grounds' range with micro-chip technology to guarantee its wine authenticity.

    In an Australian first, via a collaboration with YPB group limited, an Australian-based brand protection and consumer engagement company the technology - NFC Vintail - sees a microchip with rolling code technology embedded onto the product label of each bottle of our 'Grounds' range of wines.

    Powered by YPB's Connect platform, the individually-coded Vintails are interactive via smart phone 'tap and go'. Using the latest Apple iPhone and Google Android releases, or by using an equivalent NFC reader application, the technology is launched by physically tapping a compatible phone to the NFC Vintail.

    Simply tap your phone against the micro-chip to authenticate the wine you're about to enjoy.

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