2020 Souzão

Original price was: $50.00.Current price is: $40.00.

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The initial nose is very representative of the Iberian varietals with a savory and slightly spicy richness about it. Although fully fermented with no residual sugars, the strong fruit characters deliver perceived sweetness, yet herbaceous. The driving fruit character is strawberry, something not often found in “bigger” reds, followed by some lovely softer blackberry notes. Ageing in only old French oak has allowed this wine to truly express its fruit nature, which makes it a lovely wine to pair with so many different foods from spicy through to many deserts.


100% hand picked Souzão in March 2020. Inoculated & fermented over a 2 week period. Matured in a combination of aged french oak hogs heads over 11 months. Bottled 10 February 2021.


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



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7.7 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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