It is with great pleasure that I bring you our new cellar door release of the 2017 Zip Line Shiraz.
With the cooler weather now upon us, Marilyn and I (and Jack now that he’s 18) have been opening more reds of late, including this beautiful new release.
We were very happy with the 2017 vintage here in Eden Valley. Good soil moisture and cooler temperatures in the lead up to the 2017 harvest resulted in extremely healthy vines at vintage time. A later than usual harvest date meant the grapes ripened more slowly, enabling consistent fruit development and a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, which is exactly what winemakers are looking for to produce high quality wines.
Eden Valley’s 17 vintage has produced some quite outstanding red wines – showing heightened spice aromatics, anise, pepper and fine tannins.
You’ve been enjoying our 17 Pinot Noir and 17 Grenache for some time and I am thrilled to be able to share this new 17 red with you now.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do…
Our 2017 Zip Line Shiraz shows off bright crimson hues that drift into deeper ruby tones. Our wine making style captures the distinctive Eden Valley richness and finesse of our Shiraz in both aroma and flavour.
Brimming with a bouquet of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and vanilla, with a measure of finest French oak settling superbly.
On the palate you’ll find it dripping with mouth-watering fresh picked blackberry, mulberry and much anticipated black cherry.
Classic Eden Valley white pepper spice invites textured, savoury tannins to continue effortlessly, offering an alluring grip and a very satisfying linear duration.
Vibrant upon release, this wine will easily mature for 8 to 10 years to come.
We suggest aerating this wine as you pour it into your glass to allow our Eden Valley fruit to really open up and sing.
At just $22 a bottle – this is the perfect mid-week winter red to have around your dinner table.
Record of Consistent Quality:
2016 Zip Line – Silver | 5 Stars + Best Buy + Top 5 Shiraz, NZ’s Cuisine Magazine
2015 Zip Line – Bronze | Top 30 Australian Shiraz, Drinks Magazine
2014 Zip Line – Bronze
2013 Zip Line – 2 x Bronze
2012 Zip Line – Bronze
2010 Zip Line – 4 x Bronze