Specifications

Vintage: 2017

Region: Eden Valley

Winemaker: Jo Irvine

Alcohol/Vol: 14.5%

Ideal serving: at around 17 – 19ºc

Case Size: 6 pack

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully right now & under the right conditions, will cellar well for 8-10 years.

2017 ZIP LINE SHIRAZ

$25.00

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GOLD | 2019 NZ International Wine Competition
GOLD | 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Our 2017 Zip Line Shiraz shows off bright crimson hues that drift into deeper ruby tones. Our winemaking style captures the distinctive Eden Valley richness and finesse of our Shiraz in both aroma and flavour. Brimming with a bouquet of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and vanilla, with a measure of finest French oak settling superbly. On the palate, you’ll find it dripping with mouth-watering fresh-picked blackberry, mulberry and much anticipated black cherry. Classic Eden Valley white pepper spice invites textured, savoury tannins to continue effortlessly, offering an alluring grip and a very satisfying linear duration. Vibrant upon release, this wine will easily mature for 8 to 10 years to come.

The zip line cable ride at our vineyard generates endless laughter for all generations of the family and much like this wine, it’s a smooth ride to the end. Our Zip Line Shiraz is made from our single vineyard grown Shiraz grapes, harvested from a combination of new and old vines, some dating back 40 years. Whole berries spend 7 days on skins in open-top fermenters before being pressed and left to mature in a mix of new and old and French oak for 15 months.

Our 2017 Zip Line Shiraz shows off bright crimson hues that drift into deeper ruby tones. Our winemaking style captures the distinctive Eden Valley richness and finesse of our Shiraz in both aroma and flavour. Brimming with a bouquet of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and vanilla, with a measure of finest French oak settling superbly. On the palate, you’ll find it dripping with mouth-watering fresh-picked blackberry, mulberry and much anticipated black cherry. Classic Eden Valley white pepper spice invites textured, savoury tannins to continue effortlessly, offering an alluring grip and a very satisfying linear duration. Vibrant upon release, this wine will easily mature for 8 to 10 years to come.

 

GOLD | 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition
GOLD | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Competition

History of Quality:

2016 vintage – Silver Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition | 5 Stars + Best Buy + Top 5 – in the NZ Cuisine Magazine Australian Shiraz Tasting, July 2019 edition. Here’s what the judges had to say: “From the elevated and relatively cooler Eden Valley, this vibrant, ripe wine from 90 year old vines exudes blueberries and raspberries that intertwine beautifully with sweet vanilla oak. An elegant expression of shiraz with a generous structure and chalky tannins. Cellar with confidence for up to 4 years.”

2015 vintage – Bronze Medal – 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show | Top 30 Australian Shiraz – Drinks Magazine, Australian Shiraz Tasting, Feb/March 2017 Issue (Top 10 pick of South Australian Shiraz): “An excellent wine with sweet plum jam aromas and soft, round, mouth-watering fruit flavours and a touch of spice. Very well made and balanced.” | 4 Stars and Best Buy Category – NZ Cuisine Magazine, NZ & Australia Shiraz Tasting, July 2017 Issue

2014 vintage – Bronze Medal – 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2013 vintage – Bronze Medal – 2015 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show | Bronze Medal – 2015 Barossa Wine Show

2012 vintage – Bronze Medal – 2014 Barossa Wine Show

2010 vintage – Bronze Medal – 2012 Barossa Wine Show

2017 Vintage Summary

Barossa experienced a wetter than average 2016 winter and spring. This, combined with below average temperatures in December, January and February, resulted in a later harvest than we’d seen in many years – about four weeks later than in recent years, which is relatively ‘back to normal’. With the good soil moisture and cooler temperatures, the vines were very healthy at vintage time, and a later harvest date meant the grapes ripened more slowly, enabling consistent fruit development and a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, which is exactly what winemakers are looking for to produce high quality wines.

Eden Valley’s 2017 vintage produced a lovely big crop for us and some quite outstanding Chardonnay and red varieties – better quality reds than the valley floor we believe this year.

Awards to date for our 2017 wines:  Zip Line Shiraz – twice Gold | Hare Hunter Pinot Noir – Gold | Megan Jane Grenache – Gold + Eden Valley Grenache Winery of the Year | Tru-Su Rose – Gold | Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver | Charli Jaye Chardonnay – Silver

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