2015 Shiraz Barrel Select
Rowanston On The Track
This shiraz was selected from the best barrels of our 2015 vintage. It has been left to mature resulting in a wine with a seamless palate, rich and smooth with hints of chocolate and dark cherry. Our 2015 vintage produced low yields and strong flavours resulting in this lovely limited-edition wine.
The 2015 Barrel Select Shiraz is from our estate vineyard. The grapes are cared for and hand-picked making it labour-intensive to produce these grapes. Macedon Ranges is on a high elevation makes it the coldest region on Australia's mainland, with extreme conditions that include snow in winter and frost in spring, hence making it the process of harvesting through fermenting the grapes with precious care.
This Barrel Select Shiraz is hand-picked, destemmed, open-fermented with cultured yeast, two weeks on skins, matured in French oak for 3 years.
The 2015 Vintage season has been considered by winemakers as one of the best years in recent memory. It was an early start to spring. But the weather was unpredictable, with occasional rain and cold snaps. However, a long cool summer with no heat spikes gives grapes enough time for balanced ripening, and dry warm autumn brought the season to an ideal close.
Rowanston Shiraz track record: Trophy, Best Wine, Top of the Class, Gold, Silver, Bronze medallist.
*ROTT 2015 Shiraz Barrel Select - Bronze Medal Macedon Wine Exhibition 2018.