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2017 Eperosa Stonegarden Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

A stunning, characterful, small batch Barossa Shiraz from one of the oldest vineyards in Australia.

HIGH SCORE

$95.00

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About

About The Wine

Stonegarden is one of the most famous vineyards in the Barossa Valley.

These old, legendary vines produce some of the most earth-shatteringly powerful fruit in the whole region. Brett Grocke has tended these vines for many years, when he picks the fruit, he knows it intimately.

This is an imperious wine. Bold, polished, unabashed an imminently cellar-worthy.

With 95+ points from Gary Walsh, this is the perfect option for lovers of serious, premium Barossa Shiraz.

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

Single Block 1860's - 1950's planted

No Fining. No Filtration

 The Stonegarden Shiraz is from plantings that date around the 1860’s and the 1950's from one of the oldest vineyards in Australia. The vineyard soils are a combination of quartz and granitic rock and sands thereof on an Easterly facing slope reaching 395 metres above sea level. The wine was basket pressed into one French oak puncheon and two French oak hogsheads where it remained on lees for 15 months.

Aromas of Cola, wet stone, blackcurrant and violets. The palate is laced with elegant black fruits and a minerality that moves into a deep yet approachable tannin structure. A complex, ethereal wine with brooding flavours that draw through to the long finish. A wine that is surprisingly drinkable now, yet born from a vineyard that has the pedigree to cellar for 20+ years.

Blend : Shiraz (95%), Malbec (5%)
ABV : 14.80%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2037
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Includes a cheeky 5% Malbec, and comes from a vineyard planted in the 1860s and 1950s. As an aside, it’s great to see wines coming out of the Barossa that feel more ‘natural’ and not tricked up in the winery so much, and not ashamed of tannin.Plum, dried roses, a sweet earthy thing going on, liquorice and vanilla. It’s full-bodied, flooded with ripe plum and dark cherry, but also plays meaty and earthy, with a luxurious suite of fat graphite tannin – certainly has a stony/mineral feel to it – lovely unobtrusive acidity, and a very long perfumed finish, slick with ripe tannin. In short, it’s very bloody good. Very." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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