Tellurian Wines

Block 3 TLR Shiraz 2017

Since first vintage in 2008, we have seen remarkable differences across Shiraz Block 3 at Tranter Rd between the "Short Rows" (SR) low on the hill and the "Top of the Long Rows" (TLR) high on the slope. TLR tends to produce a more fragrant, acidic and tannic representation of Shiraz, as the vine roots meander through the more rock laden soils. A single vineyard Tranter shiraz component showing fascinating influence of “terroir”. Cellar 10-15 years.



Block 3 of our Tellurian vineyard growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500 million years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths between 1.2 to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.


The 2017 vintage began with drier than normal Spring months but mild consistent temperatures. A timely dose of rain in January helped the vines toward an excellent finish, garnering a nice long ripening period.


Fruit 100% de-stemmed and fermented in concrete (stainless steel line). The grapes were fermented on skins for 19 days; until dryness with hand plunging or pump overs twice daily. Maturated for 17 months in larger format French oak (50% new).

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