Current Vintage: 2014
2014 Limited Cuvée Shiraz
318 days on skins 100% whole cluster Dry grown Shiraz 13.6% alc
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.
A project and desire to push our winemaking starting in 2014, a project that has pushed us in many ways, and a project that has taught us with patience and time things will come together.
The Limited Cuvée wines are exceptional small parcels released only on selected vintages.
The Limited Cuvée wines first launched from the 2014 vintage when Susan & Michael Papps had a desire to produce some wines to push further some boundaries in their winemaking and a direction for some wines which were more linear and have ultra-fine tannins, with elegance and length.
The selection of fruit for the first Limited Cuvée Shiraz coming from a small .5 hectares dry grown vineyard in the Marananga sub-region of the Barossa Valley.
100% whole cluster fed into French Oak puncheons and left to naturally ferment for 318 days with no sulphur additions for the first year. After 317 days on skins pressed off to French oak puncheons with a small sulphur addition.
Licorice, cherry clafoutis, purple flowers, sous Bois, charcuterie, and a fine bead of acidity and minerality.
50 dozen of each wine available. $92 per bottle
All wines have been, handmade, hand bottled, hand corked, hand labelled, hand foiled, hand stamped, hand wrapped, and hand packed by Michael & Susan Papps and their children Peyton and Campbell.