Seppelt unveils 2019 Luxury Collection
Seppelt is today releasing its 2019 Luxury Collection – an annual showcase of the celebrated styles and quality that the brand is renowned for.
This year’s release is made up of 10 wines, each exemplary of their vintage, region and style. Led by the flagship 2017 St Peters Grampians Shiraz, the Collection also includes the sought-after Drumborg Vineyard releases and the formal release of 2008 Show Sparkling Shiraz – a noteworthy vintage, displaying remarkable cellarability and style.
Adam Carnaby, Seppelt Winemaker, said that the 2019 Collection is a testament to the diversity and quality of the Seppelt vineyards.
“Sourced from an array of Victoria’s most renowned winemaking regions, these wines are crafted to truly reflect their regional nuances – unique characteristics which are quintessentially Seppelt in style.
“In particular, the 2017 St Peters Shiraz is a real tribute to what the Grampians region can deliver. Utterly distinctive, this year’s release was again sourced from the finest, most intense fruit – resulting in a powerful wine, equally displaying great finesse that will continue to evolve with age.”
Delivering a promising vintage, 2019 also marks a number of significant milestones for Seppelt, namely; 55 years since the forerunner to St Peters Shiraz, ‘Great Western Hermitage’, was first crafted and the renowned Drumborg Vineyard was planted in 1964. Additionally, it’s been 20 years since the first bottling of Jaluka Chardonnay – a wine made to be enjoyed on release but equally known for its ability to age gracefully, with the 2018 vintage no exception.
Carnaby continues: “2018 was a magic year across our regions and 2017 in the Grampians resulted in elegant expressions that are complete and well balanced. Together with the return of Mount Ida and the awaited 2008 Show Sparkling, myself and the team continue to be proud of what this Collection delivers.”
This is the second year Seppelt’s premier wines are released in unison, helping provide consumer clarity around the winery’s leading expressions and guidance for vintage release timing. The Collection will continue to release annually, with the wines included being vintage dependant.