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Goat Square Reserve "Ziegenmarkt" Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Knowing the source of the grapes, the weather at harvest and how the grapes ferment tells you quite quickly which batches are destined to make the best wines.
Indeed up the road our large neighbour Seppeltsfield has hundreds of ferments underway at vintage and the senior winemakers know after 5 days which batches will fetch the most money. Their business is taking in grapes, their own and under contract, and selling the newly completed wine once fermentation has finished. The buyers taste, spot the best and the deal is done.
Ben spotted one of our ferments and followed it through barrels to this bottling. He called it the Ziegenmarkt, after the old market place at Goat Square, where the farmers gathered to exchange goods back in them good old days. We produced 58 dozen which preserves the difference.