Specifications

Off the back of our sell out 2012 William Frederick winning Double Gold at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition and Double Gold at the 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition, we bring your the 2013 release of this, our pinnacle wine – another gold medal winner.  Made in strictly limited release numbers, we are delighted to achieve wine making excellence, most suited to your fine wine collection. This wine has been sold out in Australia for many years and only 30 bottles are available in New Zealand!

Vintage: 2013

Region: Eden Valley

Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske

Alcohol/Vol: 14.5%

Ideal serving: at around 17 – 19ºc and decanting or aerating prior to serving will allow this Eden Valley fruit to really open up and shine

Case Size: 6 pack

Cellaring: Enjoy now after decanting for an hour or two, or through to 2030.

2013 WILLIAM FREDERICK SHIRAZ

$160.00

30 in stock

30 in stock

Gold Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

This elegant yet sophisticated Shiraz style expresses Eden Valley Shiraz in its purest form. Deep and brooding in appearance and demeanour, our William Frederick Shiraz exhibits stewed plum and ripe cherry aromatics, laced with delicate cocoa and finest French oak nuance, paving the way for the intense palate structure which reveals a sweet jammy sticky bonbon fruit palate of considerable length, strapped to substantial tannin bedrock. One for the big blocky Shiraz fans.

Expressing Eden Valley finesse, upon decanting, our William Frederick soon becomes a memorable wine of voluminous proportions.

Named in honour of Trevor’s late father, William Frederick Harch (1910 – 1976), this cool climate single vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz is the pride of our vineyard – seamless and delicately crafted from only the finest parcels of fruit. From an exceptional vintage, the result is elegantly smooth and approachable. Enjoy now after decanting for an hour or two, through to 2030.

Gold Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Made in strictly limited release numbers, we are delighted to achieve wine making excellence, most suited to your fine wine collection.

This elegant yet sophisticated Shiraz style expresses Eden Valley Shiraz in its purest form. Deep and brooding in appearance and demeanour, our William Frederick Shiraz exhibits stewed plum and ripe cherry aromatics, laced with delicate cocoa and finest French oak nuance, paving the way for the intense palate structure which reveals a sweet jammy sticky bonbon fruit palate of considerable length, strapped to substantial tannin bedrock. One for the big blocky Shiraz fans.

Expressing Eden Valley finesse, upon decanting, our William Frederick soon becomes a memorable wine of voluminous proportions.

Gold Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Our William Frederick Shiraz sits proudly in the Barossa Super 100 Classification.

History of Excellence

2012 – Double Gold | 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2012 – Double Gold | 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2013 – Gold | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2014  | made in such limited production it was only released to members and not entered into any wine shows

2015 – Silver | 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2016 – Silver | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2013 Vintage Report

The 2013 vintage in the Barossa & Eden Valleys will be remembered as the driest, earliest and quickest vintage in memory, with the Eden Valley harvest beginning in mid-February with Riesling and other white varieties.

With a dry winter, spring and summer, irrigation was a godsend for those who had it, marking the difference between a below-average crop and none at all. January and February had very good growing conditions, with only a few hot spikes. But nine days above 30° in early March, meant that much of the Eden Valley Riesling and Shiraz ripened early and was picked in the first two weeks of March. This early harvest of Riesling meant it retained both natural acidity and great flavours, while Shiraz was probably the standout red variety from our region.

Our under vine mulching and drip feed irrigation at the right times returned a beautiful vintage for us overall, with lower quantities, but concentrated fruit.

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