Leveret Shiraz 2012
Released March 2015
Leveret is the term for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor from row to row.
A single vineyard Barossa Shiraz from the excellent 2012 vintage. Lovers of big Barossa Shiraz won’t be disappointed.
A classic full bodied black inky Barossa shiraz grown on 22 year old vines in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.
Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. Maturation for 24 months in seasoned American and French oak has delivered a complex wine with intense dark berries balanced superbly with spiced vanillin oak flavours.
Enjoy now and for at least 10 years, particularly with red meats and richly flavoured foods. This wine was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.
Taste Notes: Black inky colour. Bouquet of bright red plums and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with excellent fruit length and textured palate.
Alc. Vol. 15.5%
Case: $270/12 bottles (save $30)
Previous Vintages: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010