Zeppelin `Amelie` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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Overview

The ‘Amelie’ flaunts a nose of rich dark fruit, vanilla blossom and delicate spice notes that are enhanced by an equally rich, full bodied palate of dark red fruits. Concentrated cassis, and raspberry flavours are balanced by soft, elegant tannins and a fine oak finish.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium crimson; hand-picked, open-fermented and hand-plunged, then 18 months in new and used French oak; blackberry, plum, fruitcake and oak are seamlessly fused on the bouquet and medium-bodied palate.

Rating: 94 Drink By: 2025, - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion (16 Mar 2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

Corey Ryan has done an excellent job with this Zeppelin Eden Valley flagship Shiraz. The ‘Amelie’ flaunts a nose of rich dark fruit, vanilla blossom and delicate spice notes that are enhanced by an equally rich, full bodied palate of dark red fruits. Concentrated cassis, and raspberry flavours are balanced by soft, elegant tannins and a fine oak finish.

Winemaking Note

Above average precipitation for the months of July and August provided a promising end to the winter period. Early February saw a record-breaking heat wave, which in its initial stages accelerated ripening. The mild and dry conditions that followed in February slowed ripening, as the vines re-adjusted after the heat wave. 2009 was a great year for the reds with fruit displaying excellent flavour and colour.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

Zeppelin was created by “Artisan of the Barossa” winemakers Corey Ryan and Kym Teusner. The wines are made using traditional techniques and a “hands off ” philosophy to create wines full of character. Proud of the region’s German heritage, the brand was named in honour of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin – a brave and progressive man who thought big, really big.

VINEYARDS

Zeppelin is sourced from vineyards either owned by Teusner Wines or Sons of Eden, selected for their age (up to 80 years old), low yielding nature and character. Ferdinand is from a vineyard in Greenock, the Barossa Shiraz in Angaston and the Barossa Grenache is sourced from 60 to 80 year old vines between Greenock and Ebenezer.

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

A very simplistic approach to winemaking, preserving individual vineyard character and making wines with personality. The red wines are made using open fermenters, pumped over by hand, and basket pressed. Predominantly older French oak is used, with Ferdinand up to 50% new, before bottling without fining or filtration. Minimal sulphur added.

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