Saltram No.1 Shiraz 2013
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $69.99
Currently out of stock
Saltram No.1 is one of the nation's great icon reds, a powerful expression of Australian Shiraz. In 1859 William Salter cleared ten acres of land at his Mamre Brook homestead near Angaston in the Barossa and planted Shiraz. On March 20 1862, Saltram crushed its first grapes and produced 1800 gallons of a wine that was simply called No 1 Shiraz. For the next thirty years, successive vintages of No.1 performed brilliantly at Australian and International wine exhibitions. The secret to the success lies in a heritage of extraordinary old Barossa vineyards.
Sourced from mature, low yielding dry grown vines, grown to the best Saltram vineyards and choice sites on the Barossa Valley floor. Saltram NO.1 is a classic statement of intensity and finesse. After careful fruit selection and harvest, grapes are crushed and the must transferred to traditional open fermenters. To extract maximum colour, flavour and tannins from skins, the juices are treated to an extended maceration. After ferments are complete the wine is pressed and racked into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels and larger format oak vats. After twenty two months maturation, batches are assessed and the finest of all are included into the finished Number One. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep, dark red. Aromas of mulberry, black olive, pure dark chocolate, blood plum and blackberry are supported by cassis. The palate is full and powerful with rich varietal flavours following the nose. Richly layered with even textured tannins, savoury notes and a long finish. A show style, but a very, very good one, displaying approachable intensity immediately upon release.
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About the Saltram Winery
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 Abrahams spiritual home in the book of Genesis. Mamre Brook House still stands today as the spiritual home of Saltram. William Salter and Sons first planted grapes here in 1859, and in 1862 produced 8000 litres of a wine appropriately named No.1 Shiraz. In the history of Saltram there have only been eight senior winemakers, two families dominate the list, Salter and Dolan. Three generations of Salters made wine until 1937, and the Dolan's have played a part at Saltram from the 1950s through until today. Saltram»