2017 Faith Shiraz
A short winter and warm dry spring got the growing season off to an early start. Well-timed rains in November & January ensured vines had enough moisture to support ripening through to harvest. The early start and healthy ripening conditions after the rain brought on vintage through an ideally mild February and March with many cool nights.
The 2016 vintage delivered the ideal vineyard outcomes of excellent yields and quality, and the wines have the potential to become part of the Barossa’s elite and fabled vintages. Barossa Valley Shiraz yields were slightly higher than average, and all the wines show intense colour and flavour with robust tannins.
Red-brown loam over shale and red clay vineyards in the South and Central Barossa Valley enable us to create wine parcels of generosity of flavour, length and texture.
Dark berry fruits combine with a lively palate entwined with pepper spices and chocolate tones. A long savoury finish is coated in soft tannins to complete this rich and generous palate.