The Power & The Perfume

Located around the historic township of Greenock in the north west of the Barossa. Vineyards line the Greenock Creek and the surrounding hills. Fruit from this area is subtly perfumed with dark fruit flavours and robust structures.

Northwestern slopes, diverse soils and greater elevation combine to provide Greenock fruit with a unique perfume that belies the concentrated black fruit flavours and robust tannin structures.

A great example of this "aromatic edge" is the St Hallett Materne Vineyard Shiraz which originates from a small block on the southern bank of the Greenock Creek. This wine is an excellent illustration of the eucalypt aromas that we find so special and appealing.

 

Key varietals

  • Shiraz
  • Grenache

Soil

  • Deep red brown alluviums through to shallow, sandy clay loams

Statistics

  • Elevation: 260m-350m
  • Rainfall: 490mm
  • Average Shiraz Harvest Date: Second week of March