Barossa, South Australia
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.
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.
16 months in French oak hogsheads, medium toast, new and seasoned
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
Kalleske 'Boehms': 275m above sea level
McDonald 'Stone Well': 250m above sea level
Kalleske 'Boehms': Brown clay loam over red clay
McDonald 'Stone Well': Brown sand & quartz over clay