2017 Gamekeepers Cabernet
A short winter and warm dry spring got the growing season off to an early start. Welltimed 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.
All St Hallett wines are made from 100% Barossa fruit. Shiraz is king in the region, but our winemakers are always on the hunt for good quality Barossa Cabernet that can flourish in noteworthy areas.