Location: Barossa Valley
to Balthazar of the Barossa where
"quality is created in the vineyard and crafted in the
of the Barossa vineyard is located on Stonewell Road, Marananga - a celebrated Barossa shiraz
Balthazar of the Barossa vineyard was replanted in the 1990s on what
was an original 19th century vineyard . The
Shiraz vines were painstakingly sourced from one of the oldest known
vineyards in the Barossa Valley whose origins date to 1847.
are embedded in terra-rossa soil on the
vineyard's pinnacle sun-drenched slope, and nurtured with hand
pruning and sustainable practices including organic, straw mulching
and minimal irrigation from the eco-dam, to achieve premium quality
wine grapes. The result is small parcels of grapes bearing rich
intensity of flavour, brilliant colour, inherent balance and optimal ripeness.
crafting of Balthazar of the Barossa Shiraz begins with vinification in small open fermenters for 7-8
days, under temperature control with twice daily manual pumping over,
to extract maximum colour and flavour. The wine is then racked and transferred
into French and American oak barrels where it undergoes secondary malolactic fermentation in barrel. Balthazar of
the Barossa Shiraz is then racked and returned back into barrel for
maturation up to 24 months, before being bottled and labeled with
Balthazar's international gold award winning label.
Vigneron & Winemaker
Balthazar was a Babylonian King
who incurred God's wrath by ordering the drinking of wine out of holy
silver and gold chalices.