2019 Fifteen Claims Moppa Shiraz

2019 Fifteen Claims Moppa Shiraz

From a single block of just 15 short rows on Darren and Suz Westlake's vineyard property at Moppa at the northern end of the Barossa's western edge. The name we have given this wine a neat connection between the row count and the exact same number of gold mining site claims made on the property in the latter part of the 19th century. This is the smallest vineyard block on the Westlake's property, located on a southeast facing site of sparse topsoils intersected by clumps of ironstone and quartz. The exposed site is dry-grown, producing an extremely low yield of small-berried, thick-skinned fruit typically measured in kilograms rather than tonnes per acre. A beautifully perfumed nose with cherry/currant notes. The particular character of the site adding a distinctive flint/mineral and kitchen spice line through the finely structured palate of intense black fruits wrapped around elegant, long lines of tannin.  Matured in 50% new French oak for 20 months. A wine for the collectors, this will reward 15-25 years cellaring. Approximately 1,000 bottles made.

$120.00 inc. GST

2019 Fifteen Claims Moppa Shiraz

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