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.
Vineyards: All fruit for Seven Sleepers Shiraz was grown on the Kurtz Family vineyard at Light Pass in the Barossa Valley. The vines receive minimal irrigation and are pruned for vine balance, resulting in maximum fruit quality and varietal expression.
Growing Season: The 2018 growing season began with above average rainfall, leading in to a dry, slightly warmer than average spring and summer. Early flavour development allowed picking at optimum ripeness without excessive sugar, with
wines showing bright, varietal aromas and balanced acidity.
Colour: Bright purple-red with crimson highlights.
Nose: A lively, fruit-driven wine with pure Barossa aromas of blueberry, bloodplum, and red liquorice.
Palate: Juicy berry and plum flavours fill the palate, with a touch of oak that supports but doesn’t dominate, allowing the sweet, mouthwatering fruit to show its full potential. Fine, ripe tannins give length to the palate, which finishes soft, yet gently
structured, with delicious, lingering flavour.
Peak Drinking: The rich combination of sweet, mouthfilling flavours is ideally suited to current consumption, however the wine will also reward careful short-term cellaring.
Food Match: Seven Sleepers Shiraz is a great match with grilled, pan-fried, barbecued or roasted meats, pasta, pizza and other full-flavoured dishes.