Saltram `Mamre Brook` Shiraz 2010 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

Shiraz fruit was selected from low yielding, mature vineyards in the Barossa. Fruit was crushed and de-stemmed before fermentation on skins took place in a variety of different fermenters. Fermentation developed intense colour and extracted soft tannins from the skins.

The wine was matured in seasoned and new French and American oak barrels for twenty two months and individual vineyard parcels were kept separate throughout the winemaking process and blended just prior to bottling.

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

Expert Reviews

Full crimson-purple; a rich, full-bodied shiraz with an unexpected savoury/black olive background more commonly found in cabernet, the powdery tannins likewise; the black fruit is given an autocratic structure and mouthfeel boding well for the future. Matured for 18 months in new and used French and American oak.

Rating 92 - Drink by 2025 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAY/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark red in colour with soft purple hues.

Aroma

Intense aromas of blackberry, savoury black olive and smoked oyster are complexed with spice and liquorice.

Palate

The palate is richly textured with fine chalky tannins and is elegantly layered with flavours of fresh plums, chocolate and spicy clove.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or will continue to reward over the next seven to ten years with careful cellaring.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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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