Like Seppeltsfield's many expressions of Tawny, the wine's composition is made up of red grape varietals and is fortified with Brandy spirit.
Shiraz, Grenache (full varietal composition unknown)
The very finest parcels of Grenache and Shiraz are selected each year from the Seppeltsfield estate vineyards and reserved for the crafting of the 100 year old Tawny. Amongst other traditional techniques, the fruit is crushed in the Seppeltsfield Gravity Flow Winery.
The wine is fortified with Brandy spirit and directed to old oak barrels to rest within the renowned Centennial Cellar. Topping barrels are used to keep a dedicated 100 year old barrel as full as possible, as it evaporates over time. The wine is then progressively transferred into smaller barrels as it continues to evaporate and build in concentration. An estimated 3% is lost each year to the 'angels share', with the wine continually concentrating in flavour, aroma and viscosity during its maturation in barrel.
Following open tank fermentation, the wine is fortified with Brandy spirit and directed to old oak barrels to rest within the renowned Centennial Cellar.