In the world of fine wines, there are moments when something truly exceptional emerges, capturing the essence of a region and the skill of its winemakers. Such a moment has arrived with the release of the Seppelt St Peters Shiraz – Vintage 2021.
At Seppelt Great Western, we take immense pride in presenting this masterpiece, a gem among our newly released luxury wines. The anticipation and excitement surrounding this wine have been further heightened by the outstanding review it received from The Real Review, earning an impressive 99 points and the prestigious title of TOP RATED Shiraz from Victoria for 2021.
But what makes the 2021 St Peters Shiraz truly exceptional? For starters, it marks a significant milestone as the first vintage crafted by our new winemaker, Clare Dry. Her passion and dedication shine through in every sip, and she is understandably thrilled with the accolades bestowed upon this wine.
Let’s delve into what makes this vintage stand out. Clare and her vineyard team left no stone unturned in the pursuit of excellence. They meticulously selected parcels of fruit, with 10% of the fruit undergoing whole bunch fermentation. The result is a wine that speaks of its terroir, with selected parcels hailing from the Bass, Arrawatta, and Imperial blocks.
One of the most striking features of the 2021 St Peters Shiraz is its extraordinary cellaring potential, boasting an impressive 50 years or more. This wine is more than a sip in a glass; it’s a journey through time, with each passing year enhancing its complexity and character.
As you raise a glass to your lips, you’re greeted by a symphony of aromas. The nose is graced with classic regional notes, from lifted pink peppercorn to blackberry fruit, fragrant violets, spice, and blueberry. These fragrances are further complemented by subtle mineral nuances, evoking memories of cordite.
The palate is an adventure in itself. It’s upfront, silky, and rich, with flavors of blackberry and blueberry fruit taking center stage. These fruity notes dance alongside hints of black pepper, river rock, and spicy black olive, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. The subtle mineral gunflint notes and the gentle embrace of charry oak add depth and sophistication.
What truly sets the 2021 St Peters Shiraz apart are the regional graphite tannins, which provide structure and form the foundation for its graceful aging potential. This wine is not just a fleeting sensation; it’s a promise of decades of enjoyment and discovery.
The St Peters Shiraz is a flagship wine, and it’s only released in exceptional years and limited quantities. Its history dates back to 1964 when it was known as “Great Western Hermitage.” Since 1998, it has proudly borne the name “St Peters” in honor of the first vineyard planted in the Great Western region.
If you’re eager to experience this remarkable wine, the opportunity is knocking. You can find the 2021 St Peters Shiraz available for tastings and purchase at the Seppelt Great Western Cellar Door. Be sure to book your tasting session to explore this exceptional wine alongside our other newly released luxury wines.
For those who can’t wait to add this gem to their collection, we offer the 2021 St Peters in both single bottles and 6-bottle boxes online. As a token of our appreciation for your love of Seppelt Shiraz, we’re delighted to offer FREE POSTAGE within Australia.
In the world of wine, moments like this are rare and cherished. The Seppelt St Peters Shiraz – Vintage 2021 is not just a wine; it’s a masterpiece that tells a story of passion, dedication, and the unique terroir of the Great Western region. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor this remarkable journey in a bottle.
Cheers to excellence, and to the timeless elegance of the 2021 St Peters Shiraz!