Price per bottle: $20.00
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Varieties: Cabernet & Blends
Bright dark red in colour. Seven Sleepers is a fruit driven wine dominated by the berry fruit characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose. A layer of chocolate is gained from the addition of Shiraz, and sweetness of Petit Verdot is apparent on the palate. This wine is not over-powered by oak, allowing the fruit to show its full potential. Firm tannins give the wine a lingering finish.
The Kurtz family are fifth generation Barossans of German descent. The original Kurtz Family Vineyard was planted in the 1930s, with vines still in use today. These vines, together with later plantings and acquisitions in the fifties and sixties, allow fourth generation grapegrower and vigneron, Steve Kurtz, to draw on significant old- vine fruit to create a range of wines that are fine examples of the traditional Barossa style – full flavoured reds that are rich on the nose and palate.
Seven Sleepers, or Siebenschlaffer, is named after an old Barossa German farmers’ lore, being that the weather that occurs on 27 June is likely to be prevalent for the next 7 weeks. The first wine destined for the Seven Sleepers range was a blend of 7 grape varieties from the 2004 vintage, thus cementing the name.
All fruit for our Seven Sleepers Shiraz is grown or sourced from vineyards in the Barossa Valley. The vines receive minimal irrigation and are pruned for low yields to provide vine balance and maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics. A non-traditional blend of red varieties resulting in a mouthwatering taste of the Barossa Valley.
Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Petit Verdot 30%, Shiraz 15%, Malbec 10%
James Halliday Wine Companion
"Full purple-crimson; from the family vineyards in both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, and a stunning achievement at $18. It is brimful with luscious, yet lively and perfectly balanced, red and black berry fruits, the tannins fine and ripe, the finish long."
Vinous by Antonio Galloni