Halls Gap Fallen Giants Shiraz

Fallen Giants Shiraz 2017

Grampians, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14%

The Halls Gap vineyard in the Grampians has a long and revered history dating back to the 1960's. A long time grower for Seppelts and Penfolds, the vineyard was in the hands of the late Trevor Mast for many years, and in 2014 was acquired by Aaron Drummond. With a focus on Cabernet, Riesling and Shiraz, the single vineyard wines of Halls Gap Estate are labelled 'Fallen Giants' - a reference to the dreamtime stories about the creation of the mountains.

This 2017 Fallen Giants Shiraz is another incredibly impressive example of Grampians Shiraz from this label; beautifully structured, it hits the seemingly perfect balance between approachability and depth of flavour and complexity, with quality French oak playing a mere support role. A wine that's fast gaining a big following, this comes with our highest recommendation. 

"94 Points. Picked 8 Apr, 8 days on skins in (closed) Potter fermenters, matured for 12 months in French oak (10% new). The colour is very good, suffering only in comparison with its Block 3 sibling. This cries out for time, its cavalcade of black fruits and vanguard of tannins commanding respect. $30.00 14% alc Drink By: 2042 Screwcap" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
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 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. Drinking well now but will also reward cellaring to 2022.

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