2017 Butcher's Cart Shiraz
The 2017 vintage commenced about four weeks later than the previous five, and was coined by many as the ‘old normal’, with the first Shiraz was ready on 4th March. Mild temperatures through February provided a steady ramp-up in crushing. Shiraz has delivered an exciting array of styles from vibrant flavoursome wines through to rich and complex styles with great texture and cellaring potential. The 2017 vintage was preceded by a favourable season in the Barossa that allowed all vineyards to produce both strong yields and high quality, and has delivered some absolute standout wines from pedigree vineyards.
The 2017 Butcher’s Cart Shiraz was sourced from select Barossa Valley vineyards of red-brown earth, delivering a rich and generous Shiraz. This soil type is most commonly found in the central and west of the Barossa Valley. Additional fruit was sourced from the higher altitude region of Eden Valley, lifting the spicy nose and lengthening the palate with bright mineral nuances.
Enjoy this rich and bold Shiraz simply with a charcuterie platter or pair with a thick juicy scotch fillet, a buttery mash and some token green beans.