Turkey Flat Shiraz 2016

Turkey Flat Shiraz 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.2%

Turkey Flat Shiraz comfortably sits among the top bracket of Barossa Valley Shiraz and still sells for a fraction of the price of many other highly regarded examples. 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 2016 Turkey Flat Shiraz is another generous, intensely flavoured and impeccably structured Barossa Shiraz that is already attracting plenty of attention on the back of a massive 98 point review from James Halliday.

"98 Points. The price of this classic estate-grown wine has been increased, but not by much, leaving this as underpriced as it is a beautifully crafted wine with a history of its own. It has power and presence, and above all, a purity of taste and structure. The black fruits have waves and cross-currents of flavour and texture, the finish long and balanced. Screwcap. 14.2% alc. To 2015. $50" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

"....This is a cracking release of this wine, more svelte than I can recall, yet still holding richness and flavour. Quite a compact feel in the palate with fine, feathery tannins a feature. It’s still got lashings of clove spice, pencil shavings, tobacco, but the real deal is the currant-cherry fruit flavours and a distinct lick of liquorice. It’s not a huge wine but it makes its presence known with bold aromas and flavours with the finish a neat smudge of additional chewy tannin. I like the vibe; it’s a bit more elegant than expected though it has a sense of lushness too. Rated: 94 Points Tasted: OCT18 Alcohol: 14.2% Price: $50 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2030+" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$49.90
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.
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South Australia
Barossa Valley
750
14.2
The Turkey Flat Vineyard boasts some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world. Planted in 1847, these hard-working gnarled old vines are still producing fantastic grapes. They are dry grown with their roots extending metres into the soil in search of moisture.

Much of the credit for the best Shiraz made in the Barossa is due to old vines such as these. The fact that these vines still exist is largely due to a far-sighted quarantine scheme, in which South Australia was spared the phylloxera outbreak which devastated the vineyards of Europe, America and subsequently parts of Australia in the late 1800’s.

This shiraz is a result of a very intricate blending process. After each parcel of fruit is individually vinified & aged in specially selected French oak barrels, the final blend is created with careful consideration to upholding its reputation for cellaring gracefully, retaining its freshness and balance for many years.

Harvested:February-March 2016

Maturity at Harvest: 13°-15° Baumé

Oak Treatment: 18 Months matured in new & seasoned French oak hogsheads, 38% of which are new

Bottled: February 2018

Cellar: 15 years

MLF: Spontaneous in barrels

Alcohol: 14.2%

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