2019 Bastardo

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Bastardo originated in the Jura region of Eastern France, where it is known as Trousseau. Much more widely grown in Portugal under various names including Bastardo. In the Douro region it is used in Port blends or in red wines either as a varietal or in blends. Our Bastardo has full fruit intensity with tones of blackberry and mulberry. Medium body in comparison to a Pinot Noir with a little more grunge.


100% hand picked Bastardo on 6 Mar 2019. Innoculated & fermented in open fermentation pots and matured in a combination of aged french oak. Bottled in March 2020.


The Shelmerdine Estate is located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Situated at 400m above sea level, the Bastardo was grafted on merlot vines in 2016 on textured sandy red clay loams over free draining soil east to west facing.



Additional Notes

8.6 std drinks. Vegan Friendly



Titratable Acidity

Steels Gate Home Block Vineyard
Situated at 230m above sea level was planted in the late 1970’s on an undulating slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely non irrigated and hand nurtured, surrounded by National Park. The vines are cared for by hand and the grapes carefully hand picked at the perfect harvest time. This 6+ acres comprises of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
Steels Gate Melba Block Vineyard
Situated at 150m above sea level was planted in the early 1980s. Similar to the Homeblock, the Melba vines are all cared for by hand, 100% cane pruned to ensure best quality fruit is grown and hand harvested.
Nagambie Vineyard
Nagambie Vineyard is a partnership with a family estate located in the picturesque Nagambie region. Still cool climate, this region produces lovely medium bodies reds and some lovely Rieslings and other similar white varieties.
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