St. Hugo Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Fabal Shiraz 2018
St Hugo is a story of legacy and reinvention, their team honour the traditions of winemaking legend Hugo Gramp. Grandson of pioneering vigneron Johann Gramp and founder of Gramp & Sons winery in 1847. Bringing his historical vision of not only the brand but the Barossa into the modern world.
St Hugo pays tribute to its namesake Hugo, and each vintage they make is in celebration of his love of the land he grew up on, from their first vintage in 1980. The St Hugo wines showcase deep respect for the grapes grown on their sites by turning them into wines with structure, power and elegance. The wines are crafted to be part of your celebrations with loved ones all over the world – from their vineyards to your table.
Sourced from a single block on the Fabal vineyard in the north-west corner of the Barossa Valley, vines are grown on a very shallow red brown topsoil layer over an alkaline subsoil. The Fabal is a Barossa Shiraz at its finest, showcasing the distinctive sub-regional characteristics of fruit selected from the north western corner of the Barossa Valley. Dark and structural with underlying minerlaity, this is a wine with a long life ahead of it.
Made with fruit from near Grenock, this is your brooding, punchy, no holds barred Barossan with muscular and powerful aromas of liquorice, tar and baked earth with sweet oak in good support. The palate is then defined by its plushness and opulence with grainy tannins providing a much needed firmness and backbone though to a long finish. A little disjointed now, this will get better with time in the bottle. - Angus Hughson, winepilot.com, 95 Points
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa Valley, South Australia
Vintage - 2018
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14%
Closure - Cork
Peak Drinking Window - 2023 -2038