Like previous vintages, Albert Shiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced from a couple of our favourite vineyards….an old block at Ebenezer in the Barossa’s north west and another at the Barossa’s south eastern most extremity at Williamstown.
Albert Shiraz is named after Kym Teusner’s Grandfather, Albert Alfred Teusner…a man admired for his commitment and his persistence. Like previous vintages, Albert Shiraz is made from parcels of fruit sourced from a couple of our favourite vineyards….an old block at Ebenezer in the Barossa’s North and another at the Barossa’s South Eastern most extremity at Williamstown.
The 2015 vintage was both challenging and rewarding with above average temperatures throughout the growing season despite above average rainfalls in winter and spring. Whilst yields were again down, the quality across the varietal spectrum looked solid.
The older Barossa Valley vineyards typically yield fruit of concentrated flavour and soft, supple and velvety tannins that set them apart from the younger stuff. The Ebenezer block gives this wine its dark core and its muscle, with the fruit from Williamstown providing elegance, fragrance and spice. There’s plenty of black- berry, black satsuma plum, black cherry and cassis with great intensity and length.”