Released in small quantities and only in exceptional years, St. Peters is Seppelt’s flagship Shiraz, testimony to the distinctive style and pedigree of Grampians Shiraz. The lineage of this iconic wine dates back to 1964, when ‘Great Western Hermitage’, as it was then known, was first made. Since 1998 this wine has been called St. Peters in honour of the first vineyard planted in the region.
Today St. Peters is sourced from the finest and most intense fruit from the best blocks of the Great Western Vineyard. In vintage 2017, this included select parcels of fruit from the Imperial and Arrawatta blocks and is a powerful, seductive expression of Shiraz from the Great Western region. With extraordinary cellaring potential of 50 years or more.
Some, if not all, of this wine comes from the vineyard adjacent to the winery. Small batch open ferments facilitated gentle plunging, matured for 14 months in a combination of small and large format French oak. The vintage wasn't a great one, but the wine is. Drink to: 2048; Price: $80.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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