Region: Barossa Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Climate: Mediterranean climate, Barossa typically experiences cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The Eden Valley with being higher in elevation than Barossa Valley is a little cooler and wetter throughout the year
Terroir: The Old Hands Shiraz vineyards are primarily in the northern region of the Barossa Valley where sand over red clay soils produce intensely flavoured fruit
Ageing: Picked, crushed and de-stemmed into a fermenter for seven days, the ferment is pumped over twice daily to maximise colour and flavour extraction from the fruit. Filled to approximately 40% new American oak for up to 18 months
Color: Deep ruby red
Nose: Aromas of red fruits, sweet spice and cedar
Palate: A dense and ripe palate of berry fruits, plum, chocolate accompanied by soft tannin and length of flavour
About the Winery:
The Welland story began with the arrival of the Krieg family, from Germany in 1847. The Kriegs became one of the Barossa’s founding families and in 1923 planted what is now the Welland vineyard at the northern end of the Barossa.
Being aware of the outstanding fruit this vineyard grew Ben and Madeleine Chapman purchased and resurrected this neglected old vineyard in the township of Nuriootpa. Fruit from the Welland is supplemented by Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from grower vineyards around the Barossa and Eden Valleys.
“Our winemaking philosophy is simple — make wines we like to drink, and work with varieties that are suited to the Barossa. Rich, Generous, Balanced and Longevity are words that characterise the Welland style — flavoursome wines that are enjoyable and approachable in their youth, retain balance, and will reward cellaring”