Eden Valley winemaker Irvine Wines has introduced a Barossa Shiraz to its Spring Hill Collection. The 2020 Spring Hill Shiraz joins three 2021 vintage releases: Spring Hill Pinot Gris, Spring Hill Riesling, and Spring Hil Rosé.
These Spring Hill 2021 releases are made by Lachlan Duncan who commenced as Irvine winemaker earlier this year.
With 400 acres of premium Eden Valley vineyards, Irvine Wines is one of the largest privately-owned premium grape growers in Barossa.
Duncan (above) brings 20 years of premium winemaking experience to Irvine, having previously made wine for Rockford, Teusner and Bremerton Wines. He has track record of producing top quality Barossa wine from the many subregions within Barossa, as well as extensive international experience in some of the world’s top wine regions.
Duncan is passionate about making wines of distinction, believing that wine is made in the vineyard.
“The Spring Hill collection offers amazing quality and value,” he said. “Grapes are difficult to source from Eden Valley and yields are often small, so these wines are a testament to the Miles family and the vineyards they have nurtured over five generations.
“I am pleased with the 2021 vintage – it was a joy to work with. Cool conditions over the critical ripening period produced grapes of exceptional flavour and impeccable balance. The slower paced ripening allowed us to comfortably pick and process our grapes to maximise their quality. The 2020 vintage was warmer and faster but produced grapes and wines of excellent
concertation and depth.”
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