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 our Seven Sleepers Shiraz 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.
Growing Season: A long, wet winter, and a cool spring and early summer, led to slow but healthy vine growth. Late summer was moderate, with short heat bursts and timely rain. An Indian summer with cool nights allowed for long, even ripening.
Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Colour: Bright purple-red with crimson highlights.
Nose: A lively, fruit-driven wine with pure Barossa aromas of blackberry, blueberry, blood-plum, and red liquorice.
Palate: Juicy berry and plum flavours fill the palate, supported by a touch of oak that 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 structural, 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.