Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz 2017

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).

The Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz is a relatively 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 2017 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 price.

"94 Points. There is a distinct savoury character to the wine, undoubtedly the result of 15% whole bunches in the ferment. It's a positive piece of the jigsaw of the bouquet and palate alike, and lends support to the early drinking of a wine only just hitting medium-bodied territory. The freshness of the mouthfeel is a by-product of modest alcohol. 14.2% alc. RRP $25. To 2023" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine, June/ July 2019.

"Setting the pace for the modern face of Barossa Shiraz, this is a flamboyant style that celebrates the exotic lift and fragrant spice of whole bunch fermentation. With no new oak to speak of, it’s brimming with juicy dark berry fruits and structured with fine, supple tannins. It’s versatile at the table and eminently spice-ready. 91 Points. $22" - Tyson Stelzer, barossamag.com.

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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
Harvested: February / March 2017< br>
Maturity at Harvest: 12.5 - 14º Baumé< br>
Oak Treatment: 100% old, French oak.< br>
Whole bunch: 15%< br>
Bottled: August 2018< br>
Cellar: Up to 10 years< br>
MLF: Spontaneous in barrels< br>
Alcohol: 14.2%

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