2017 Izway Three
The gnarled and twisted bush Grenache vines on our Seppeltsfield property each have their own personality. Much like the Three Brian’s this wine is named after each is unique, no three are the same.
The flavour and complexity from the vineyard has been beautifully translated into this finished wine. With these 117 year old vines producing only a small quantity of fruit you’d better be quick to snap up a bottle.
The 2017 harvest will be broadly remembered as wet and cold, with more than double the average rainfall recorded in the 2016 calendar year. However, the rain seemed to obey the calendar and dry harvest conditions meant that potential disease pressures were easily managed, and patience was rewarded with wonderful, fragrant aromatics and juicy, clean, bright flavours.
The cool conditions contributed not only to pure fruit on the vine but long, slow and controlled fermentation in the winery. A stellar vintage that will be wedged between two of the best we have seen and one that should cement the Barossa as the most consistent region in Australia.
Bright, fresh and vibrant with incredible energy and aplomb. Aromas of chocolate coated orange rind, Jaffas and Turkish delight. Sexy, silky texture with pure, refined tannin the wine is balanced, flowing, elegant and has an ethereal texture.
Cellaring: Drink Now – 2028. Best between 2021 and 2024.