Turkey Flat Shiraz 2017

Turkey Flat Shiraz 2017

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 newly released 2017 Turkey Flat Shiraz already impressed at the 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show where it collected a gold medal and was awarded 95 points by the expert judging panel. A generous, intensely flavoured and impeccably structured Barossa Shiraz, the 2017 vintage that will only strengthen the reputation of this iconic Barossa producer. 

"95 Points. Barossa shiraz in very fine form. It’s a full-bodied wine but it’s also a wine of finesse. The fruit is served fresh, the tannin fine, the finish juicy and lingering. It tastes of boysenberry and blackberry, earth and toast, hay and cedarwood. It gets up and going quickly and then sings convincingly throughout. The key take-home here is the word ‘fresh’. It looks at the line and walks right down the middle of it, in full control, nothing overdone, nothing out of place. Tasted: Jul19 Alcohol: 14.2% Price: $50 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2024 - 2035+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

"94 Points. The cadence of this wine fits best with the Barossan archetype: avuncular, warm and comforting. This said, it also embraces a lighter, fresher and more aromatic form. Violet, clove and sweet cherry liqueur teem along well portioned vanilla pod oak and anise-doused grape tannins. Svelte and long. 14.2% alc. Drink 2032. Screwcap. $50" - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
Gold - 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show

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
VINTAGE 2017: High spring rainfall and consistent temperatures throughout the growing season saw higher yields coupled with excellent flavour intensity. Overall, an exceptional year.

TASTING NOTES: In a word svelte! This luxurious full-bodied wine immediately invites you in with fresh aromatics, then showcases a restrained power of great finesse and elegance, coupled with fine tannins and a lingering finish. Tastes of boysenberry, blackberry, violet, earth, clove, toast and cedarwood. Arguably the greatest Turkey Flat Estate Shiraz we have made!

WINEMAKING: 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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Harvested: March- April 2017

Maturity at Harvest: 13°-15° Baumé

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

Bottled: December 2018

Cellar: 15+ years

MLF: Spontaneous in barrels

Alcohol: 14.2%

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