Heritage Chateau Tanunda was established in 1890 and is the site of some of the first vines planted in the Barossa in the 1840s as well as the Valley’s first winery. The Château is privately owned by the Geber family who continue a tradition of fine winemaking spanning three centuries.
Vineyard The grapes for the Bethanian Shiraz were grown on the sandy loam soils of our estate vineyard in the Bethany sub-region of the Barossa which was first planted in 1960.
Winemaking The grapes are destemmed,but not crushed,and spent seven days fermenting in a small open stainless steel fermenters . We gently hand plunge and pump over the must several times per day for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannins from the grapes. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is gently basket-pressed and allowed to naturally complete malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels, before maturation in our cellars. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Released: November 2016
Notes and Reviews Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barriques and hogsheads
Alc/Vol: 14.5 % Closure: Cork TA: 6.5 g/l Maturation: New and Seasoned French and American Oak. RS: >0.5 g/l Potential Cellaring: 10 Years pH 3.44 Winemaker: Neville Rowe