Samuel Elderton Tolley established the Elderton Vineyards in the early 1900s. The main purpose in developing the vineyard was to supply Barossa wineries with premium fruit.
The vineyard now comprises 70 acres with the principle varieties being Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The majority of the vineyard is between 40 and 80 years in age. This age, combined with minimal irrigation, produces rich, concentrated fruit for exhibiting classic varietal characters. The majority of the vineyard is planted east to west, allowing the breezes from the Barossa ranges to flow through the rows rather than across them. These breezes assist with canopy management. Some of the older blocks on the vineyard are planted with unknown clones, however, all plantings since 1949 are Shiraz 1654, BVRC12 or BVRC30, with the Cabernet Sauvignon being G9V3 or LC10. The trellising used throughout the vineyard for recent plantings is simply a double wire vertical with single wire trellising used on earlier plantings.
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Elderton Shiraz 2012
Style: Full bodied, rich; a classic Barossa Shiraz.
Color: A rich and vibrant dark purple.
Aroma: Black forest fruits, chocolate, vanilla.
Palate: Plum, chocolate and spice. more
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All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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