The influence of the German migrants that settled the Eden Valley is seen today in a rich and diverse culture enjoyed by a myriad of family wineries whose names proudly proclaim their heritage. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin was an innovator who liked to think big, really big, and was not afraid to risk it all.
The 2013 Zeppelin Big Bertha Shiraz is surprisingly light on its feet for such a big wine, a showcase of powerful, inky berry flavours with impressive length. The wine is a simple formula done well - low yielding vineyards, traditional 'hands off' winemaking, open fermenters and basket pressing before bottling with minimal fining and filtration.
Rated 94 Points, James Halliday
Gold medal at the 2014 Cowra Wine Show
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