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2017 Eperosa Magnolia 1965 Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Dense, powerful Barossa Valley Shiraz from the four best barrels of Brett Grocke's 1965 plantings in Vine Vale.

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Grossly underpriced.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The Magnolia Road vineyard, originally planted in 1896 in Vine Vale, is lovingly tended with organic practices by wine grower/maker Brett Grocke.

The portion of the vineyard that supplies the fruit for this wine was planted in 1965. These 50+-year-old youngster vines yield impeccable fruit with remarkable concentration. The soft, pulpy heart of Barossa Shiraz is on show here in this top value release.

Just four of the best barrels from this site combined for this bottling. With just a little over 100 cases made and Brett's recent nod as James Halliday's Winemaker of the Year, this exemplary wine will not last long.

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.

Sixth-generation Barossa vigneron, Brett Grocke
Sixth-generation Barossa vigneron, Brett Grocke
Barossa Valley, SA
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From The Producer

The Magnolia 1965 Shiraz is sourced from the four best barrels of the 1965 block on our Magnolia Road Vineyard. This block is meticulously rod and spur pruned and grows on the highest and deepest section of alluvial sands at an elevation of 320-330 metres. The block is farmed organically along with shoot thinning , bunch thinning, hand picking and fruit sorting and was dry grown in the 2016/2017 season. The wine was aged in four French oak hogsheads and after 15 months gently hand racked from barrel for bottling with no fining or filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.9%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml

Magnolia vineyard
Magnolia vineyard
Barossa Valley, SA
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Halliday Wine Companion

"The four best barrels from the vines planted in '65 on the Magnolia Vineyard. In typical Brett Grocke style, every aspect of viticulture is done by hand, and the vineyard is run organically. Matured in French hogsheads for 15 months, bottled without fining or filtration. It is supple, but sits within a frame of perfect fruit, the blessing of the vintage and the vigneron who is constantly vigilant. Grossly underpriced." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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This is a wine for special occasions. Perfect balance, with very fine tannins

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