2018 Glaetzer ‘Bishop’ Shiraz

Region: Barossa, SA

Viticulture: Sustainable

Winemaker: Ben Glaetzer

Established Date: 1888

From vines 35-120yo in Ebenezer yielding 3t/ha. Open-fermented, extended maceration, then maturation for 16 months in barrels (40% new 95% French). The use of French oak has put a polish on the wine, which has a loyal following.

Sommelier’s Recommendation 

Glaetzer  Bishop is a true expression of Barossa Shiraz that is elegantly structured with a long finish. Bright and juicy with a wonderfully rich mid-palate that maintains balance and finishes with texture. Flavours of dried spice and dark berry fruits add freshness and dimension. Great drinking now but this wine will also benefit from 10—12 years of careful cellaring.

The Glaetzer family has been part of the Barossa Valley and its viticulture history since 1888. After 30 years of winemaking, Colin Glaetzer established the family winery to create limited quantities of super premium Barossa Valley red wines. Today Colin’s son Ben makes unique and elegant wines which are regarded as classics and unmistakably Barossan. All fruit for Glaetzer Wines is taken from a small sub district of the Northern Barossa Valley called Ebenezer which produces exceptional fruit from very old vines.