The 2021 Seppelt Luxury Collection has been released and showcases the new vintages of its most sought-after still and sparkling wines. The Collection comprises seven wines sourced from Victoria’s Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions.
2021 also marks 170 years winemaking heritage for Seppelt, which was established in 1851.
Senior Winemaker Clare Dry (above) said that the wines in the 2021 Collection are a culmination of 170 years of expertise passed down through generations of Seppelt winemakers.
“It’s a privilege to launch the 2021 Seppelt Luxury Collection in honour of the icons of Australian wine who have been at
the helm of Seppelt,” Dry said.
“Names including Benno and Karl Seppelt, Charles Pierlot, Ian McKenzie, Colin Preece and most recently Adam Carnaby, have been transformational not only just for Seppelt, but the Australian wine industry in general. There is a little bit of each of them in the wines we have released today – and that’s pretty special.
“The 2021 Collection offers three contrasting 2019 single vineyard expressions of shiraz: one from Heathcote and two from Great Western in the Grampians. The Arrawatta blocks of our Great Western vineyard produce some of our finest shiraz, yet we have never crafted a single-block red from there until now. Headlining this year’s Collection is a new shiraz commemorating 170 years of Seppelt history: the 2019 Seppelt Arrawatta Hill Grampians Shiraz.
“Also sourced from our Great Western Vineyard in 2019, but from select sections of the Bass and Arrawatta blocks, is our
flagship St Peters Shiraz, featuring graphite tannins, bright fruit aromatics and great cellaring potential. Conversely, the
more brooding 2019 Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz displays dark blueberry fruits on the nose and classic Heathcote tannins.
“From our famed Drumborg Vineyard in south-west Victoria’s Henty region, we bring you the 2020 vintages of Drumborg
Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The Pinot Noir has layers of cherry stone fruit, bramble and game; and in a first for Seppelt,
is available in 375ml and 750ml bottles. Meanwhile the Drumborg Pinot Meunier is a more savoury wine with notes of
roast meats, gun flint, cherry fruit and spice.
“The sole wine from vintage 2021, the Drumborg Vineyard Riesling, is my first Seppelt release. I experimented with
different techniques including whole bunch pressing, hand pick with crush to press, and different levels of solids in the
ferment. The resulting wine is classic Drumborg, with tight mineral acid and a seamless palate of florals and citrus fruit
with a hint of exotic spice.
“And lastly, also from Henty is the 2015 Salinger Vintage Cuvée. This pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier blend
spent five years on lees in tirage before disgorgement in the Méthode Traditionnelle. Fresh and flinty nose, its complex
palate will unwind further with time.
“Each Luxury Collection wine is ready to be enjoyed upon release, however, will continue to reward with careful cellaring.
I hope you enjoy them now and in years to come.”
The 2021 Luxury Collection is available from Wednesday, June 9, from seppelt.com.au and select fine wine retailers
The wines are:
• 2019 Arrawatta Hill Limited Release Grampians Shiraz, RRP: $80
• 2019 St Peters Grampians Shiraz, RRP: $80
• 2019 Mount Ida Heathcote Shiraz, RRP: $55
• 2021 Drumborg Vineyard Henty Riesling, RRP: $40
• 2020 Drumborg Vineyard Henty Pinot Meunier, RRP: $36
• 2020 Drumborg Vineyard Henty Pinot Noir, RRP: $45 (750mL); $30 (375mL)
• 2015 Salinger Henty Vintage Cuvée, RRP: $30
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