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The name of ‘Armagh’ was bestowed by the original Irish settlers who arrived in 1849 and named the lush, rolling hills after their homeland.
In 1968 the vineyard was planted by Jim Barry and yields less than two tonnes per acre. The soil is sandy gravel and receives an average rainfall of 600mm per year. The vineyard lies on a north-west facing slope which acts as a natural sun trap, ensuring the fruit is always fully ripened when picked.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediteranean climate, the Clare Valley carries a unique
history and winemaking heritage.
THE ARMAGH SHIRAZ
A lovely, concentrated wine, with aromas of mulberry, sarsaparilla and vanilla entwined with sage and violet notes.
Intense flavours of elderberries, plum, sage and five spice.
The palate is medium bodied with a flow of purple fruit and fine sandy tannins.
A wine of great complexity built to develop through the ages.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Clare Valley, South Australia
Estate grown: 100%
First release: Vintage 1985
Analysis: Alc/vol 14.0% Total Acid 6.4g/L pH 3.4
Oak: 18 Months in French Oak
Drinking Window: 2021-2050
Serve at: 16-18˚C
Winemakers: Peter & Tom Barry