Barossa Old Vine Shiraz
A combination of weather conditions affected the 1999/2000 growing season and led to a slightly earlier than normal harvest. Very low cropping levels accompanied the harvest and resulted in a vintage which has produced dense, rich and concentrated wines.
Shiraz grapes for Yalumba The Octavius are sourced from both Eden Valley and the Barossa Valley and are taken from very old, dry grown vines. These vines produce very low crops of intensely flavoured small berries, producing richly concentrated wines.
March & April 2000
Matured for 18 months in 60% new Yalumba coopered Missouri octaves, 10% new French hogsheads, balance one-year-old French & American hogsheads. All barrels coopered at the Yalumba Cooperage.