Seppeltsfield 'Bench Blends' 'No EC403' Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro (GSM) 2020
Well known and loved blend 'No. EC403’ borrows from the legacy of the earliest of East Cellar bottlings in the 1960s, and brings together the traditional combination with 45% Grenache, 30% Shiraz and 25% Mataro.
The Grenache for ‘No. EC403’ hails from Seppeltsfield’s ‘Great Terraced Vineyard’ on the western side of the Seppeltsfield estate. The Shiraz is made up of two components, a parcel grown on Seppeltsfield’s ‘VBlock’ Vineyard in the western part of the valley and a parcel grown on Seppeltsfield’s ‘Chook Block’ in the Southern part of the valley. The Mataro was sourced from a grower vineyard on the western ridge.
The East Cellar code itself was a unique reference to where the wines were rested and matured in oak barrels prior to release.
COLOUR: Deep red, garnet hues.
AROMA: Wafting mix of summer pudding, florals and tarry earth; lively juicy blue and black fruits, blood plums, blueberry and fresh tar, generous floral notes.
PALATE: Displays a certain succulence with a black core; framed by smooth, elongated tannin, dense with satsuma flesh, lively line and persistence