A very interesting style here taken from a single vineyard close to the historic Seppeltsfield winery which was originally planted in 1855 by the Seppelt family before being replanted in 1958. There are a range of aspects from east to west, with more of the fruit for this wine taken from the cooler East-facing vineyards. That vineyard blend brings with it both some ripe dark fruits and delicacy. It is a deeply coloured and multi-layered grenache with reserved blackberry, earth and meat stock aromas so more savoury than sweet. The palate is then dry and structural – redskin, potpourri, floral and spicy fruits with a tarry undertow. There is also crunchy acidity giving a vibrant mouthfeel plus some quite firm tannins for grenache. It is all a bit tight and closed right now but super long and well structured, and a fitting first release for this label.
Seppeltsfield Great Terraced Vineyard Barossa Grenache 2020