2017 Gamekeepers Shiraz Grenache Touriga (SGT)
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. 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.
Gamekeeper’s Shiraz (53%), Grenache (38%) & 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.