Barossa Old Vine ~ Nitschke Block Shiraz
These vines have grown beyond adolescence and are now fully mature. They have a root structure and trunk thickness that promise grapes with a diversity of flavour and character. Their worthiness has been proven over many vintages, consistently producing the highest quality fruit for Barossa wines of distinction and longevity.
Equal or < 35 years of age.
Barossa Survivor Vine ~ Thiele Road Grenache
These very old vines are a living symbol of traditional values in a modern environment. A Barossa Survivor vine has reached a significant milestone, and pays homage to the resolute commitment of those growers and winemakers who value the quality and structure they impart to old vine wines.
Barossa Centenarian Vine
These pre-phylloxera vines have been protected and permitted to mature into their thick, gnarly trunks and naturally-sculptured forms without interference. Noted for their low yields and intensity of flavor, planted generations ago – when dry-farming techniques demanded careful site selection – Centenarian Vines have withstood the test of time.
Equal < 100 years of age.
An Ancestor vine has stood strong and proud for at least 125 years – a living tribute to the early European settlers of the Barossa. Their genetic material has helped to populate the region with irreplaceable old stocks that underpin viticultural tradition. Mainly dry-grown, low-yielding vines yielding grapes of great flavour and intensity, they are believed to be among the oldest producing vines in the world
Equal or < 125+ years of age.
Sourced from BAROSSA CHAPTERS: OLD VINES Dec 2017