Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

Turkey Flat has long been considered one of the Barossa's Valley leading wineries, with the Turkey Flat Estate Shiraz sitting comfortably among the nation's finest examples of Shiraz. The Schultz family have owned the Turkey Flat vineyard since 1870, and are proud custodians of some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world (planted in 1847).

This 2016 Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz is a new addition to the impressive range of Turkey Flat wines, joining the always popular Butchers Block Red (Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre blend). Intended as an early-drinking rendition of Barossa Shiraz, the 2016 Butchers Block Shiraz is fresh, bright and multi-layered; the use of 100% old oak allows the fruit driven nature of this wine to really shine through. An exceptional drink-now proposition, this delivers superb Barossa Shiraz drinking at this limited-time discounted price. 

"95 Points. Fermented with 15% whole bunches, and matured in used oak to throw the emphasis on the fruit. The Turkey is in full flight here, with delicious cherry and satsuma plum fruit given context by persistent but rounded tannins (and oak maturation). Drink by: 2029 Date tasted: 11/Sep/2017 Price: $25.00 Alcohol: 14%" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

"Bright purple colour, gentle Shiraz aromas, heaps of smooth, rich flavours rearing to go right now, with classy tight tannins, making it a great food wine. SUPERB STUFF - Dan Traucki, wineassist.com.au.
Gold - 2017 Great Australian Wine Challenge

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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
Simply a modern, fresh and fruit-driven wine. A lighter, brighter style of Shiraz designed for drinking young.

Source blocks were selected for spice and lift, representing a fresher and more layered version of ‘Barossa Valley shiraz’. 15% whole bunch used to increase spice and structure, with 100% old oak allowing fruit to take the fore.

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