The stunning new Burnt Acre trio of reds is finally bottled!

The 2017 season has produced some wonderful new wines that we have recently bottled.

  • Burnt Acre Shiraz 2017
  • Burnt Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
  • Burnt Acre The Embers 2017


Burnt Acre Shiraz 2017

The first wine is the new 2017 Burnt Acre Shiraz. A wine we have been excited about for some time when tasting the component barrels, as the rich fruit and layers of tannins were notable as the wine was maturing in barrel. Some extended skin contact with some parcels of grapes at the end of fermentation has helped to increase the fine tannin structure in the wine. This will also help the wine to age gracefully for those who enjoy cellaring their wines. A small percentage of Grenache pressings wine was blended in as part of the assemblage, adding some perfume and fruitiness that gives the wine another layer of complexity. Following on from our 2015 vintage which won the People’s Choice Award for Bendigo’s Best Shiraz, and the fuller, riper 2016 vintage which sold out in seven months. The 2017 is a beautifully balanced wine and will also sell out very quickly.

Burnt Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

In 2017 we purchased a parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the large Turners Crossing Vineyard. For the first time since 2008 we have made enough wine to release a straight Cabernet Sauvignon, albeit in tiny quantities. With sweet berry fruit and fine dry tannins, the wine is a mouth-filling style with many years of life ahead. The length of palate and lingering flavours make this wine a fascinating stablemate with our Shiraz. A hatful of Shiraz (4%) was blended in with the Cabernet to add middle palate structure and balance to this exciting new wine.

Burnt Acre The Embers 2017

To complete the trio we have made a third red wine in 2017, a Shiraz/Cabernet blend we have traditionally called The Embers here at Burnt Acre. This style of wine is unique to Australia, and the wine type I learnt to make under the tutelage of Graeme Leith at Passing Clouds in my early winemaking years. Approximately a 50/50 mix of the two varieties with great tannic structure and rich soft fruit, the wine is a wonderful example of the old Shiraz vines at Burnt Acre combined with the Cabernet grapes from Turners Crossing that finish up in Seppelts and Penfolds wines amongst others. Again made in limited quantities, this wine complements our two varietal examples and is a personal favourite.

The three wines are available in a three-pack and make a great Xmas gift.

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