Barossa Valley is one of the most historic wine producing regions in Australia. The Barossa Valley was first settled in 1842 by German settlers who had fled their homeland in fear of religious persecution. The valley has developed its own culture and lifestyle which is evident today. There are now 6th generation grape growing families in the Barossa Valley. Shiraz is Barossa’s star performer. It occupies approximately 50 percent of the vineyard plantings and is by any measure the prominent variety of this region. The Barossa is home to the some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world dating back to the 1840s.
Typically full-bodied with ripe fruit and plush tannins, the Settlers Estate Shiraz is a prime example of natural richness with balanced acidity and focused pure fruit character. It displays a strong crimson purple colour. The nose shows earthy tones with hints of spice and blackberries. The palate has full bodied, powerful dark fruit flavours with dark chocolate and savoury overtones. Hints of spicy oak lead to a finish which is both long and beautifully balanced.