Country: Australia Region: Barossa Valley
Vintage:2018 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Colin & Ben Glaetzer
Description: Glaetzer Bishop is a true expression of Barossa Shiraz that is elegantly structured with a long finish.
Bishop is the family name of Colin's wife' Judith. Fittingly the sign of Venus, a symbol which has come to represent women and feminine energy, is the centrepiece of the Bishop label.
In mythology, the symbol meant the Roman goddess Venus or her Greek equivalent Aphrodite. But the sign has also been linked back to ancient Egypt – a nod to Bishop’s link to Amon-Ra and Annaparenna.
Vinification: Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters. Extended maceration was employed to enable good tannin development so the wine is soft and approachable early. Matured for 16 months in a mix of 40% new oak and 60% 2— 3 year old oak hogshead barrels (90% French / 10% American).
Ageing Potential:10 Years
Tasting Notes Colour: Dark purple, almost impenetrable. Aroma: Black fruits abound. Dark plums and blackberry notes intermingle with anise and fresh spice. Palate: Bright and juicy with a wonderfully rich mid-palate that maintains balance and finishes with texture. Flavours of dried spice and dark berry fruits add freshness and dimension. Peak Drinking: Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10—12 years of careful cellaring
Food Matches: Venison / Beef / Cheese / Casseroles