Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2017

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2017

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.1%

One of the Barossa Valley's finest wineries, Turkey Flat have been in recent red hot form even by their lofty standards. The Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red has established itself as one of Australia's most reliable and best value red wines; the 2017 vintage release is one of the most impressive in recent memory.

A classic Barossa blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro, the 2017 Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red is medium-bodied with loads of red and black berries fruit flavours, accompanied by layers of spice, dark and cassis notes. Soft and delicious, this offers the great drinkability and value for money this wine has become famous for.

"95 Points. Shiraz, grenache and mataro sourced from some of the 150yo vines on the estate. The price is extremely low for a wine with such history. Red, blue and black berry fruits are woven together by a gently savoury film of tannins and subtle oak justifying the choice to drink it now or much later. Alcohol: 14.1% Drink By: 2027 Screwcap" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

"It's amazing that you can buy a red wine partly grown on some of the oldest vines on the planet at this price. If it was twice the price, I'd still be recommending it. Made with the classic blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro grapes, it's all about liquorice, raspberry, leather and woodsy spice notes. It's mid-weight in the best ways; it's a beauty" - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Magazine, Aug/ Sep 2019.

Availability: In stock

Turkey Flat owns five vineyards spread over a radius of 20km from Bethany in the south, Ebenezer in the north, Stonewell in the west, with other vineyards in the east. They cover four very different sub-regions and give them the ability to blend the attributes of each subregion into their wines.

Turkey Flat firmly believe winemaking begins in the vineyard, as a result they spend a great deal of time managing vine vigour, controlling shoot growth as well as shoot and bunch thinning. This helps to reduce yields and open up the vines to let in the sunlight.

Turkey Flat are not industrial winemakers and try at all times to keep the winemaking process simple and traditional, to not interfere with the true expression of the vineyard.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
Vintage: A return to the vintage of old with vintage beginning somewhat later than recent years. High spring rainfall and consistent temperatures throughout the growing season saw higher yields coupled with excellent flavour intensity. Overall, another exceptional year.

Winemaking: Each varietal is vinified & aged individually in French oak barrels before the final blending process. Shiraz adds the generous mouthfeel, Grenache the spice and cherry-like sweetness and Mataro the backbone, savoury edge and fragrance. Balance is crucial, each varietal’s contribution is evident, yet nothing competes for your attention.

A medium-bodied palate with red and black berries. Layers of spice, dark plum, cassis and berry fruit adorn the palate - pleasantly held together by fine tannins. Smooth and delicious.

Harvested: January-March 2017

Maturity at Harvest: 13°-15° Baumé

Oak Treatment: 100% French, 2% new

Whole Bunch: 9%

Bottled: August 2018

Cellar: Up to 10 years

MLF: Spontaneous in barrels

Alcohol: 14.1%

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