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St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2019

St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2019

St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$80.00
6 x 750 mL
$480.00

Overview

Overview

Release in small quantities and only in exceptional years, St Peter’s is Seppelt’ s flagship shiraz, testimony to the distinctive style and pedigree of Grampians shiraz. The lineage of this iconic wine dates back to 1964, when ‘great western hermitage’, as it was then known, was first made. Since 1998 this wine has been called St Peter’s in honour of the first vineyard planted in the region.

Today St Peter’s is sourced from the finest and most intense fruit from the best blocks of the Great Western Vineyard. In vintage 2019, This included select parcels of fruit from the bass and Arrawatta blocks and is a powerful, seductive expression of shiraz from the Great Western region. With extraordinary cellaring potential of 50 years or more, this wine is classified ‘Outstanding’ by Langton’s in its classification of Australian Wine VI
 

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Grampians
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2050
Winemaker Clare Dry

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

98 Points Ray Jordan
97 Points Huon Hooke
96+ Points Andrew Caillard
95 Points Jeni Port
93 Points Mike Bennie

Jeni Port

"Fermentation in small-batch open fermenters. Matured 14 months in small- and large-format French oak. Even in its youth, St. Peters brings a sense of poise and elegance. The '19 has an added degree of refinement, oak seems more measured than in the past, the fruit more composed. The vintage rates highly with winemakers in the region. Restrained aromas of earthy spice, plums, blackberries and a hint of bay leaf. Smooth and subtle in the mouth – it's early days – with depth."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The perfumed nose shows primary aromas of blueberries and blackberriesoverlayed with gunflint, warming spice and violets

Flavours and Palate

A medium-bodied, tightly wound palatewith sweet blackberry fruit. Structural, graphite tannins draw out the palateproviding length and drive and are complimented by savoury oak spice and flint notes. This is a powerful, seductive wine of great finesse with plenty of ageing potential

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Grampians, Victoria

Viticulture dates back to the 1850s Victorian gold rush in the cool and dry Grampians. The golden nugget of this stunning terroir is delicate yet intensely flavoured Shiraz with compelling fragrance and spice.

Vintage Conditions

Average winter rainfall coupled with average temperatures during spring resulted in good fruit set, however one significant frost event did affect the set in some low-lying blocks. The region experienced below average rainfall and above average temperatures during the growing season, resulting in more narrow picking window than normal. Yield and quality was excellent

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Clare Dry - Seppelt Winemaker

Growing up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Clare has had a long-held interest in the world of wine. Completing a Bachelor of Oenology from the University of Adelaide, Clare worked for many wineries and vineyards back in Mornington and overseas in Germany before joining Wolf Blass in 2007 as a vintage winemaker. Over the next 13 years, Clare has honed her skillset, crafting wines across varieties in both red and white wine production, while also participating in extensive wine judging. Most recently, Clare has been instrumental in crafting premium Chardonnay, a variety she greatly enjoys.