Saltram `Mamre Brook` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

The palate has great depth with silky, but firm tannins, elegantly balanced with dark berry fruit and smoky vanilla oak characters, offering generosity and length.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark red in colour with soft purple hues.

Aroma

The nose is richly concentrated with notes of liquorice all-sorts, blackberry fruit and spicy clove.

Palate

The palate has great depth with silky, but firm tannins, elegantly balanced with dark berry fruit and smoky vanilla oak characters, offering generosity and length.

Wine Background

Mamre Brook is the name of the original home, built in 1844 at the Saltram Estate in the Barossa Valley. The Saltram Mamre Brook range is a tribute to the Barossa.

Winemaking Notes

After crushing and de-stemming, the individual fruit parcels were fermented on skins in traditional style open fermenters for up to 10 days. This developed intense colour and extracted the soft tannins from the skins. The wine was pressed into a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels for 16 months prior to blending and bottling.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
15.5%

Winery Profile

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The History

No history of the Barossa Valley or the Australian wine industry is complete without the mention of Saltram.

In 1844, a recently arrived immigrant from England named William Salter was one of the first people to purchase land in the newly opened land survey known as the Barossa Valley.

He built a stone house for his family naming it ‘Mamre Brook' after Abraham's spiritual home in the book of Genesis. Mamre Brook House still stands today as the spiritual home of Saltram. William Salter and Son's first planted grapes in 1859 and in 1862 produced 8000 litres of a wine appropriately named ‘No.1 Shiraz'. Saltram's wines have long been renowned for their richness, intensity and character - from a bright young Semillon to a deep and complex Barossa Shiraz.

'Mamre Brook' the famous house behind the range of wines of the same name, collected the coveted Stodart trophy in 2003 at the Brisbane Wine show. Many of Australia's most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through Saltram's cellar doors throughout its history.

The Winemaker Shavaughn Wells

After studying Oenology at Adelaide University's famous Roseworthy Campus, Shavaughn graduated in 1998.

After years of working for famous wineries including Yelloglen, Yarra Ridge, St Hubert's and Wolf Blass, Shavaughn began working on Saltram red wines in 2005, alongside Barossa legend Nigel Dolan. Shavaughn believes the Barossa is such a fascinating place to work with Shiraz. "The unique expression of each sub region allows us to craft wines which truly reflect the Barossa's distinctive character."

Saltram's long history in the Barossa has created its unique house style of wines displaying concentration and intensity. Shavaughn recognises the privilege of being a part of Saltram, which has been a significant contributor to the Australian wine industry since 1859.

In recognition of Shavaughn's passion and understanding of Australian and international wine styles she was awarded a coveted Len Evans Scholarship in 2008.

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