About this winery
Born in 1996, Pepperjack was first released in 1998 with a 1996 Barossa Shiraz. After spending five years exclusively in bars, clubs and restaurants Pepperjack has gone from strength to strength, with the Barossa Shiraz a real Aussie favorite. Since its release Pepperjack Shiraz has consistently received the honour of being Australia’s Number 1 red wine by value.* Pepperjack wines are predominately grown and made in the Barossa, a wine region notorious for world class Shiraz and Cabernet...
The 2016 growing seasoned commenced with dry and warm conditions through spring into early summer, resulting in good set and flowering conditions. A significant rain event in late January resulted in milder conditions throughout the remainder of January and February. These ideal milder conditions saw the grape phenology mature in line with sugars levels, producing full flavoured wines which retained their natural acidity and freshness.
After crushing and destemming, the parcels of fruit were fermented separately in traditional style fermenters. The wines were gently pressed, racked and transferred to seasoned and new oak for 12 months maturation, before blending and bottling. This wine is matured in a combination of seasoned and new French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for 12 months.
COLOUR: Rich, dark red with a dark purple rim. NOSE: The nose shows rich concentration of dark red and blue fruits, ripe blackberries, dark chocolate and rich mocha note. Hints of spice and integrated oak. PALATE: The palate is rich and plush with good structure. There is a concentrated layers of blackberry, blue fruits and oak which is balanced with soft layers of tannins to give length and finesse while finishing soft and full of flavour.