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2015 Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet

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The Glaetzer range of wines are not only the essence of the Barossa in a bottle, they are also beautifully packaged with striking visual labels. The Anaperenna name is inspired by the name for the Roman Goddess of the New Year. Each year the Romans would drink a glass to ensure longevity and a healthy year. You’ll find plenty of longevity in this blend of Shiraz and Cabernet with licorice and herb notes as well as vibrant cassis and complexing coffee grounds. The tannin weight is supportive and supple making for a concentrated, pure wine of immense length.

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Glaetzer Anaperenna is a seamless fusion of the two varieties Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Voluptuous, opulent and yet refined, with a very long and satisfying finish.

The name Anaperenna has been inspired by Anna Perenna, the Roman goddess of the New Year. Anna Perenna symbolises the year's cycle and her name translates as 'enduring year'. Romans honoured Anna Perenna with a festival held on the first full moon of the Roman calendar. On March 15th they would ask Anna to grant them longevity, and a healthy year for each glass of wine they drank on that day.

The symbol on the label is the Egyptian Ankh (pronounced: onk). Historically the ankh symbolised sunrise, regeneration, regrowth and renewal.

Variety: 82% Shiraz / 18% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vineyards: Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 30—100 year old Shiraz and 30—130 year old Cabernet. Yield 2.5 tonnes per hectare.

Vintage Conditions: Above average winter rain followed by warm spring temperatures resulted in healthy vines showing significant early bud growth. Mild temperatures during December and January coupled with good end of January rain set up the vines nicely for the ripening period. Harvest started early on 14 February and was completed on 15 April consistent with the normal finishing time. The resultant 2015 vintage wines have deep, vibrant colours with savoury tannins and rich, seductive flavours.

Vinification: Fermented in 1 and 2 tonne open fermenters, hand plunged 3 times daily. Matured for 16 months in 100% new oak hogshead barrels (92% French and 8% American) and matured on lees to maintain fruit profile and animation. Bottled unfiltered to ensure minimal intervention with the wine’s natural characteristics.

Colour: Vibrant purple.

Aroma: A nose of sweet herbs, cherry and cassis.

Palate: A mouth filling palate with superb freshness and silky, linear tannins.

Peak Drinking: A wine that will mature extremely well with long term cellaring up to 20 years.

Alc/vol: 15.0%

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2015 Glaetzer Anaperenna Shiraz Cabernet

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Wine Companion (2014 Vintage) says
76% shiraz, 24% cabernet sauvignon. Anaperenna is never about half-measures. This is warm with alcohol and high in oak influence, but the fruit is rich and boisterous and the tannin a wave worth watching. It's a wine of both concerns and copious compensations. Chocolate and blackberry, black earth and salted licorice. You get what you came for, and then some.
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