Turkey-Flat-Butchers-Block-Shiraz NV

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz 2018

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 produced as an early-drinking rendition of Barossa Shiraz; the 2018 vintage 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.

"93 Points. It’s bright, flavoursome, packed with boysenberry and fresh blackberry, spice and blue flowers. Medium bodied, cool in acidity and emery tannin, some meat in with the fresh dark berry fruit, certainly the spice and energy is here, and the finish is clean, lightly chalky, with a smattering of dried herb and pepper in the aftertaste. It’s a wonderful expression of modern Barossa Shiraz. Tasted: Oct19 13.7% alc. $25 Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2029" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
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
A modern, fresh and fruit driven wine, showcasing the lighter, brighter style of Shiraz. Designed for drinking young.

VINTAGE 2018: The 2018 growing season was long, hot and dry leading to a slightly early, low yielding vintage. The wines from the 2018 vintage are fruit rich, well coloured and of substance. The vintage will be remembered for producing wines that reflect the generosity for which has made the Barossa famous.

TASTING NOTES: A medium-bodied palate with juicy dark berry fruits, blueberries, violets, graphite and flint, held together with fine, supple tannins. Smooth and delicious. Drink now!

WINEMAKING: 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.


Harvested: February-March 2018

Maturity at Harvest: 12.5°-14° Baumé

Oak Treatment: 100% old French oak.

Whole Bunch: 15%

Bottled: July 2019

Cellar: Up to 10 years

MLF: Spontaneous in barrels

Alcohol: 13.7%

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