Region: Barossa, Barossa Valley & Eden Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Climate: Mediterranean climate, Barossa typically experiences cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The Eden Valley with being higher in elevation than Barossa Valley is a little cooler and wetter throughout the year
Terroir: Vineyards spread over both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. The Eden Valley vineyards have higher altitude, typically rockier and less fertile soils than the Barossa Valley vineyards. Barossa Valley soils are typically more fertile with better water retention properties
Ageing: Picked, crushed and de-stemmed into a fermenter for seven days, the ferment is pumped over twice daily to maximise colour and flavour extraction from the fruit. Filled to approximately 20% new American oak for up to 12 months
Color: Deep ruby red
Nose: This Shiraz offers rich, concentrated red and blue fruits, dark chocolate and mocha notes with hints of spice and cedary oak
Palate: Generous berry fruit flavours, good structure, a rounded mouthfeel and great length of flavour
Welland Valley & Valley Shiraz 2019
The Welland story began with the arrival of the Krieg family, from Germany in 1847. The Kriegs became one of the Barossa’s founding families and in 1923 planted what is now the Welland vineyard at the northern end of the Barossa.
Being aware of the outstanding fruit this vineyard grew Ben and Madeleine Chapman purchased and resurrected this neglected old vineyard in the township of Nuriootpa. Fruit from the Welland is supplemented by Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from grower vineyards around the Barossa and Eden Valleys.
“Our winemaking philosophy is simple — make wines we like to drink, and work with varieties that are suited to the Barossa. Rich, Generous, Balanced and Longevity are words that characterise the Welland style — flavoursome wines that are enjoyable and approachable in their youth, retain balance, and will reward cellaring”