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Normans Old Vine South Australia Grenache 2021

This Grenache is beautifully fruity and fresh with flavours of summer berries, wild herbs, lively mouthfeel and spice. Chalky tannins and soft oak undertones ensure a lovely lingering finish.

Winemaking

Normans Wines is one of the oldest and ost respected names in Australian winemaking. Since 1853, when Jesse Norman planted his first vines in South Australia, Normans has developed a reputation for producing premium wines of elegance and finesse.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward up to 5 years of cellaring.

Varietals Grenache
Region Barossa Valley
Alcohol 14.5%
Winemaker John Harris

Awards

95 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017

Deep purple with a red hue in colour. Showing its youth at this early stage of its development with raspberry, plum and confectionery notes reflecting the mixed spice of oak and underlying Christmas pudding which gives further characters of age.

Lovely spices appear when allowed to breathe while the dusty fine-grained tannins and oak provide a bit of luxury and softness. Some earthy characters of bark and leather give an interesting side note to the flavour of this Shiraz. It is a complex fruit driven style with a wonderful backbone of oak and tannin that will reward those who allow it to breathe prior to drinking.

Winemaking

Shiraz from two selected vineyards were hand-picked and shipped to the winery and worked through the de-stemmer. The fruit was crushed and had a few days cold soaking. We allowed natural yeast fermentation and used a careful regime of plunging and drained and returns to get the right balance of extraction. The wine was carefully pressed after 10 days on skins and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation prior to barrel aging then selected barrels were bottled with minimal fining or filtration.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward up to 8 years of cellaring.

Varietals Shiraz
Region McLaren Vale
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris
Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017 Sold out
Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Sold out

Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Vibrant crimson red. Strong mulberry and cherry fruit with under lying French oak which adds complexity to the bouquet. Full and vibrant fruit flavours of dark red berry and plum fill the mid palate. Soft tannins go well with the elegant under lying taste of French oak to make this a very easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon destined to age well.

Winemaking

This wine will be drinking beautifully upon release although as expected from a Norman’s premium red, will develop well in the bottle with careful cellaring over the next 7+ years.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward medium term cellaring.

Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2022

Vivid purple with ruby red hue. Lifted aromas of blackberry fruit are evident initially with milder notes of mulberry and plum fruit overlapping with under lying oak and black pepper.

The vineyard source used for this Shiraz blend came together perfectly being sourced from several different blocks each with their own microclimate and individual differing soil types. Medium bodied with vibrant fruit flavours of dark red and black berry while subtle mulberry and cherry hints fill the mid palate. Soft tannins go well with the elegant under lying taste of oak and spice.

Winemaking

The wine was fermented in small stainless steel fermentors to retain concentrated fruit flavours. To complete the fermentation process and maturation the wine went into mostly old oak barrels with a small percentage of new oak for a period of 12 months. This enabled the oak flavour from the barrels to slowly infiltrate the highly concentrated fruit flavour creating a well balanced yet complex tannin structure. Another stunning Barossa vintage with lower yields but high-quality fruit ensuring it was our selected location for this year’s release.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward up to 7 years of cellaring.

Awards

90 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Beautifully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows dark berry, cured meat, clove and toasted nut aromas. The palate is equally appealing with good weight and plump mouthfeel, delightfully supported by silky texture and fine-grained tannins. Balanced and harmonious with a lengthy tasty finish. At its best: now to 2030."

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2021 Vintage: SILVER - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Varietals Shiraz
Region Barossa Valley
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2022
Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Semillon 2022 Sold out

Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Semillon 2022

Florals and lemon grass along with citrus and lime perfumes. The palate is complex with almond and honeysuckle notes as well as buttery textures whilst it provides a tangy long line of acidity and cleansing finish.

Winemaking

Normans Wines is one of the oldest and most respected family names in Australian winemaking. Since 1853, when Jesse Norman planted his first vines in Adelaide, Normans Wines has developed a reputation for premium award-winning Australian wines. Normans Wines is one of Australia’s founding winemakers.

The vineyard source was a single old vineyard in the Rowland Flat region of the Barossa Valley. Above average rainfall in winter made up for the drier Autumn period leading to full healthy canopies. The vineyard escaped most of the hail event in late October although yields were still lower than the average. Slow ripening due to cooler than average conditions made for a slow drawn-out vintage resulting in wines with higher natural acid and rich colours. We destemmed, settled, and fermented using specific yeasts then allowed to rest on lees for a 3-month period then filtered and bottled to retain as much luscious fruit as possible.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring 1-3 years.

Varietals Semillon
Region Barossa Valley
Alcohol 12%
Winemaker John Harris

Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Chardonnay 2023

Norman Wines is one of the oldest and most respected names in Australian winemaking. Since 1853, when Jesse Norman planted his first vines in South Australia, Normans has developed a reputation for producing premium wines of elegance and finesse.

Wonderful white peach, nashi pear, honey dew melon and a clear crisp line of acid which is kept in balance with the wonderful complexity derived from extended time on lees which with further time will develop further creamy characters. This fruit driven Chardonnay is beautifully balanced with fresh flavours of citrus and tropical fruit. It is an elegant wine with a clean and precise texture that is to be enjoyed now.

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring medium term.

Awards

93 POINTS - Australian Wine Showcase

Varietals Chardonnay
Vintage 2023
Region Barossa Valley
Alcohol 13%
Winemaker John Harris
Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Chardonnay 2023
Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Sold out

Normans Old Vine Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Vibrant crimson red. Strong mulberry and cherry fruit with underlying French oak which adds complexity to the bouquet.

Full and vibrant fruit flavours of dark red berry and plum fill the mid palate. Soft tannins go well with the elegant under lying taste of French oak to make this a very easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon destined to age well.

Winemaking

This wine will be drinking beautifully upon release although as expected from a Norman’s premium red, will develop well in the bottle with careful cellaring over the next 7+ years. 

Cellaring

Drinking magnificently now, but will reward medium term cellaring.

Awards

AWARD WINNER - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022

Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Barossa Valley
Alcohol 14%
Winemaker John Harris