“Leveret” is the name of a young hare, of which we see many amongst the vines. Considered the little brother of the famed “Darkie”, the fruit grows next door to the old block Shiraz on vines a third the age. Well-balanced with integrated fruit, oak and robust tannins. It will handsomely reward 3–10 years bottle maturation.
Varietal: 100% Shiraz.
Region: Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley.
Vineyard and Vinification:
The vineyard was planted on the property in heavy red/black soil in 1999 and trained on 5 foot high single wire trellis system. The grapes were carefully managed and picked at optimal ripeness late in the season to enhance flavour. Traditional hand plunging of the skins, basket pressing and non-filtration, have achieved excellent colour & flavour extraction. Oak maturation of 12 months in various aged American, French and Hungarian hogsheads has perfectly integrated with the rich, ripe fruit. This single vineyard Barossa Shiraz was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.
Vibrant deep purple hues. Voluptuous ripe fruit with aromas of mulberry and plum abound. The palate is complex encompassing spice, mint, vanilla and a rich chocolatey finish. A well balanced wine with concentrated fruit and robust tannins, finishing with a seductive sweetness.
Alcohol: 15.5% v/v.
Cellar: 3 to 10 years.
Closure: Screw cap.
All previous vintages (2002, 2003 and 2004) are sold out.