2018 Gamekeeper's Shiraz Grenache Touriga (SGT)
Gamekeeper’s Shiraz (65%), Grenache (26%) & Touriga (9%) parcels are sourced from mostly southern Barossa Valley, with red brown loam over shale soils, perfect for highlighting fresh varietal characters.
A seamless integration highlighting the best attributes from each variety in this red blend. A spectrum of bright red fruits and supple tannin from the Shiraz combines with the generous juicy raspberry flavours the Grenache. Touriga Nacional complements perfectly with rose petal and floral-like spice.
Good winter rains in July and August preceded a warm and dry spring with no frosts or storms. Budburst and shoot growth were strong with average bunch numbers showing across most varieties, followed by ideal weather through flowering, which set up good crop potential. Ripening was very steadily paced throughout which made for an accommodating vintage.