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2017 Eperosa Magnolia 1896 Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Winemaker of the Year, Brett Grocke's most elite expression of Shiraz from the oldest vines on his Vine Vale vineyard. 98 points, James Halliday.

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The wine is full-bodied yet balanced to the point of elegance.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Magnolia vineyard forms the backbone of the excellent Eperosa range made by Barossa born-and-bred, Brett Grocke.

Originally planted back in 1896, Magnolia is an imporant site in the history of the Barossa Valley. This single block wine celebrates these original plantings.

Each vine is tended by hand, each berry meticulously selected for the blend. Once you taste the finished product, you'll see it was well worth the painstaking process. Grocke says, "The combination of organic farming and 121 year old vines has resulted in a wine of brilliant fruit purity, depth and complexity."

This is Barossa Shiraz in full robe. It's rich, concentrated and epic in volume.

About Eperosa

Eperosa is Brett Grocke's heart and soul.

Grocke is a fifth generation born and raised Barossa viticulturalist/winemaker. Eperosa is the vessel through which he tells the stories of the small patches of the Barossa which he has cared for his whole life. He works with long-established vineyards planted on ancient soils and channels the regional warmth, richness and power of the Barossa with a deft artist's touch.

These wines are honest, robust and made with minimal intervention. A true representation of the modern Barossa with old vines and a rich family heritage as the backdrop.

Grocke's star is on the rise, being named James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year for 2021.

Fifth generation Barossa vigneron, Brett Grocke
Fifth generation Barossa vigneron, Brett Grocke
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Magnolia 1896 Shiraz is sourced from the oldest vines on our Magnolia Road vineyard planted in 1896. The vines grow on deep granitic sand over clay soils at an elevation of 315 metres. The block is run organically using only organic fertilisers and fungicides and the weeds controlled by sheep, mowing and mechanical knifing. The vines are detailed rod and spur pruned and shoot and bunch thinned to control yield and quality. All the fruit is handpicked and hand sorted prior to open fermentation and after 15 months the wine was gently hand racked from barrel with no fining or filtration. The combination of organic farming and 121 year old vines has resulted in a wine of brilliant fruit purity, depth and complexity.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.9%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Magnolia vineyard
Magnolia vineyard
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

98Points
The Wine Front

"The vines are pruned by hand, shoot and bunch thinning also by hand. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted, 1265 bottles made. Terrific colour clarity; the wine is full-bodied yet balanced to the point of elegance, with blackberry fruit trellised on ripe tannins. Why so cheap?" - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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