2012 Steiner Eden Valley Shiraz (6 bottles minimum)


Trial Hill is a stand-alone vineyard in Pewsey Vale. North-facing, at 450 – 480 m altitude, this vineyard contains many micro-terroirs. The 1.8 Ha Shiraz vineyard is fairly austere, with shallow (15 cm) grey-brown skeletal soils, strongly acidic, rich in mica, and stony and steeply sloping. It was contour planted about 40 years ago for ease of operations, and there is usually a spread of ripening from top to bottom.

  • Vintage: 2012
  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Grape Varieties: Shiraz
  • Wine Maker: Ronald Brown

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Intense scarlet
  • Bouquet: Ethereal, complex, tightly packed, like a new bud
  • Palate: Sophisticated, balanced and graceful palate that is very engaging and morish. The conversation continues with a long and eloquent finish
  • Vineyard & Vintage Comments: A warm spring after a wet winter that replenished soil moisture led to an early budburst. The weather cooled for dry and cool, even, ripening conditions, which were perfect for developing flavour intensity and tannin ripeness together. Typically this vineyard comes in early in vintage due to the sparse yield, and this year was no exception. This parcel was fermented with an inoculated yeast for a moderately cool ferment on skins of 10-14 days. Maturation in new to 3 year old French barriques after some early rackings and barrel selection brought it to bottling in early 2014

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