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Bannockburn Shiraz - Geelong

Bannockburn Shiraz 2016 - Geelong

Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Bannockburn Vineyards
Region: Victoria
Alc: 14.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

95 POINTS
The Australian

$38.70: per bottle - Min 6 btls
$464.40: per case of 12

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Minimum buy quantity no less than 6 bottles.


Bannockburn's Shiraz is drawn from the estate's 1996 plantings on Moorabool Valley's south-facing slopes where the soils are mainly volcanic scoria over basalt, clay and loam with a limestone base. The 2016 was fermented with just 20% whole bunches and spent two weeks on skins before being pressed, settled and racked to French oak puncheons (20% new) for 16 months élevage. The long, slow ripening of Shiraz grapes in this site produces a wine with fully developed flavours, elegance, spice and savoury complexity.

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95 POINTS
The Australian
"Single-clone block planted in 1990. Perfect weather in '16. Wild yeast, on skins for two weeks with 20% whole bunch, pressed to French hogsheads (20% new), racked to older puncheons after mlf, bottled Aug '17. Harmonious, elegant, yet also complex;olives, pepper and plum, the length perfection." 95 points, James Halliday, The Weekend Australian

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Producers notes

Bannockburn Vineyards was established by Stuart Hooper in 1974. His vision was to create a vineyard which would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular the great Burgundies. Stuart Hooper had a purist, uncompromising approach to quality grape growing and winemaking. He had a strong belief in making wines, which genuinely reflect the flavours of the vineyard.

Bannockburn Vineyards remains in the Hooper family and its founders philosophy remains as the cornerstone behind all they do at Bannockburn today. All Bannockburn wines are produced from estate-grown fruit off their 27 hectares of vines. Situated on 3 separate sites, the vineyard soil profile ranges from black brown volcanic loam to dense clay sitting on a limestone base, and are generally of low fertility. The first vineyard was planted in 1974 with subsequent plantings during the early 1980’s, making them among the oldest in the Geelong region.

At Bannockburn Vineyards they believe their vineyards are what make the wines unique and provide a true point of difference. Since 2005, Michael Glover has been making the wines with great diligence and passion. “...everything we do is done with thought and care and without compromising on quality.” Organic practice, a belief in dry-grown viticulture, vine age and close planting combine with wild ferments, use of whole bunches, extended maceration times, extended lees contact and a fastidious barrel selection process combine to make wines that are exciting, unique and clearly identifiable as “Bannockburn”.

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