The Halls Gap vineyard was planted on the steep eastern slopes of the Grampians in 1969. It represented part of the second coming of the Victorian wine industry which had seen very little new plantings since the turn of the century.
A long time grower Seppelts and Penfolds, in the mid 1990's the vineyard was acquired by the famed winemaker, the late, great Trevor Mast, and subsequently became a Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard. In 2014 it was purchased by Aaron Drummond (half of Circe Wines) and a new chapter commenced.
High elevation, old vines and ancient rocky soils have kept yields low but always delivered incredible quality. 23 acres under vine with a predominance of Shiraz, but a small paddock of old Riesling and Cabernet. The single vineyard wines of Halls Gap Estate are labelled 'Fallen Giants' in reference to the dreamtime stories about the creation of the mountains.
From our single vineyard planted in 1969 on the eastern slopes of the Grampians. A nice even year with little in the way of heat spikes in the region. The Shiraz was hand picked in March, then fermented in traditional open fermenters with hand plunging twice a day. The wine was pressed off to barrel where it matured in French oak (20% new) for 18 months before bottling. This single vineyard Shiraz has great concentration with hints of blueberry, dark cherry, fine tannins and lifted spice. Drinking well now but will also reward cellaring to 2025.
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