Seven Sleepers, or Siebenschlaffer, is named after an old Barossa German farmers’ lore, being that the weather that occurs on 27 June is likely to be prevalent for the next 7 weeks. The first wine destined for the Seven Sleepers range was a blend of 7 grape varieties from the 2004 vintage, thus cementing the name.
Vineyards: All fruit for our Seven Sleepers wines is grown or sourced from vineyards in the Barossa Valley. The vines receive minimal irrigation and are pruned for low yields to provide vine balance and maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics. A non traditional blend of red varieties resulting in a mouth watering taste of the Barossa Valley.
Growing Season: Good winter rains were followed by a very dry spring that brought on an early flowering and fruit-set. Summer was mild, with a downpour in mid-January refreshing the vines. A very warm February led to an early, condensed harvest, resulting in fruit driven reds with structure and presence.
Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Colour: Dark crimson with purple hues.
Nose: A bright, fruit driven nose is dominated by blackcurrant, satsuma plum and blueberry aromas, with hints of chocolate, soft violet florals and wild herbs.
Palate: The palate is plush and lively, with plenty of plump, plummy, fruitsweetness offering great drinkability.
Subtle oak allows the dark berry fruits to show their full potential. A smooth, chocolatey texture gives rise to a distinct yet supple tannin structure, that gives the wine a delicious, lingering finish.
Peak Drinking: A rich combination of flavours that is ideally suited to current consumption, but the wine will also improve with further careful cellaring.
Food Match: Seven Sleepers ‘The Blend’ is a great match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted meats, pasta, pizza, spicy foods and other full-flavoured dishes.
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