Petaluma B & V Vineyard Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Petaluma B & V Vineyard Shiraz, Adelaide Hills

Petaluma pioneered the Mount Barker region of the Adelaide Hills when it planted the B&V vineyards in 1992. The vineyards are situated on granitic–like micaceous schist soils on the western escarpment of Mount Barker, on the eastern edge of the Adelaide Hills. The altitude of the vineyards at 350-400 metres and the largely continental climate produce a significant day to night temperature differential, ideal for Shiraz; the southern ocean is always there providing a cooling influence that enhances the wines elegance. The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and chilled for a five day cold soak; the fermenters and regular maintain good contact between the cap and fermenting juice. The wine is aged in mostly new French oak barriques (225 litres) and hogsheads (300 litres) for about 20 months. Big and brooding, it is a spicy aromatic, cool-climate Shiraz; showing fragrant black pepper and spices blended with dark fruits and mocha chocolate.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: South Australia
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Petaluma
  • Primary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • Code: 35251
  • Expression: Chilli