Farmer's Leap 2013 Shiraz
- In 1993 the first Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet vines were planted in the rich soils of the Longbottom’s farm in Padthaway, South Australia.
- At the heart of their viticulture vision is working with the land to produce the highest quality wines with minimal intervention. Much consideration is given to soil type, trellis design, vine clone and row orientation to optimize sunlight.
- The best wines are grown on terra-rossa soil – red clay sitting atop limestone. This world renowned soil is optimal for wine production, and when combined with the elevated topography of the block, provides a perfect base for producing brilliant wines.
ABOUT THE WINE
- Honest and approachable, the Farmers Leap Shiraz is delicious, inky and densely packed with fruit – but there’s no trace of jamminess here. The structure is refined and the tannins serious, and the wine’s architecture far exceeds its price point. Padthaway shiraz for the win!
Vintage: 2013 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Origin: Australia | Appellation: Padthaway
Elaboration: Sourced from two Padthaway sites in close proximity; one with red clay over limestone providing richness and intensity, the other at the base of the hillside on a sandy loam soil also over limestone-which provides freshness and elegance to the wine. The fruit was fermented on skins for eight days before being pressed and transferred to barrel for 15 months maturation. A mix of 80% French and 20% American oak was used.
Winemaker: Renae Hirsch, Univ. of Adelaide.
Twilight black with a faint purple rim. The structure is impressive with finesse and lithe tannic structure. Aromas of sweet plums and baking spices join with savory bacon notes. Fruit is youthful and charming, yet will continue to develop over the next several years. Peak drinking in 2019-2024.
Production: 2000 cases (6x750ml) | Alcohol: 15.2% | TA: 6 g/l | Residual Sugar: .7 g/l | pH: 3.6
PRESS & POINTS
2013 – 92 Points Wine Enthusiast
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