The Great Terraced Vineyard is Seppeltsfield’s best-loved vineyard, and the fruit for this Grenache is sourced from its lush terraces. Aged without any oak, this is a young and fruity wine for drinking, fresh, lively, and bright.
Enjoy the aroma of dried rose petals and strawberries. Red cherries, poached plums, and field strawberries are abundant on the palate, with fine tannins and a savoury, herby finish.
"Juicy, bright, all cherry and raspberry, but meaty and spicy too. It’s medium-bodied, lively, head bursting with fruit, and yet, has its feet on savoury earthy ground. Tannin is sure and grainy, and the finish is pretty long and good. As a ‘joven’ style, it’s a huge success, and therefore, is a wonderful thing to drink."
93 points, The Wine Front (September 2019)
"Brilliant purple-red colour; shrill fruity aromas, squeaky-clean and brightly aromatic. Raspberries; red cherries. Light to medium bodied with very gentle tannins and highly quaffable. A simple wine, but very much à la mode for trendy wine bars. (A joven style, no oak, no stalks, but lots of whole berries in the fermentation.)"
90 points, The Real Review (September 2019)
"Vibrant, pale purple colour. Red fruit on steroids, all manners of spice - nouveau expression of the variety. The palate is luscious and juicy, uncluttered and primary. A lovely mouthful of wine, without pretence."
91 points, The Real Review (October 2019)
Barossa Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best 2019 Dry Red Wine
Barossa Wine Show 2019
96 points + Gold Medal
Marananga Wine Show 2019
Trophy - People's Choice Award
Barossa ValleyColonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.
Seppeltsfield is a showpiece of the Barossa Valley, a magnificent complex of 19th century winery buildings surrounded by almost 100 hectares of vineyards. Seppeltsfield was a focal point of the fledgling Barossa wine industry from the 1850s and now boasts the world’s longest unbroken chain of vintage wines, going back to 1878, enabling the release of a genuine 100-year-old fortified wine each year since 1978. Apart from the extraordinary range of fortifieds, Seppeltsfield today also produces a range of limited production table wines, including blends of Shiraz, Grenache and Touriga, and sparkling wines under the Gert’s Blend label.