The name "Selkirk" is in recognition of the Willson family's heritage. This Scottish border town was the ancestral home of the Willson family. The signature range allows the Willsons to show the pure varietal expression of Langhorne Creek's well known varieties. These wines will develop further with bottle maturation or can be enjoyed now.
After fermenting in small open top fermenters the wine spent up to 18 months in selected new and older fine grain American & French oak. Parcels were chosen to give the final blend the best balance between varietal fruit character, complexity and structure.
The 2016 Selkirk Shiraz offers distinctive varietal characters of lifted white pepper aroma, dark berry fruit, plum and savoury spice. It displays a well-balanced palate structure, soft supple tannins and well integrated oak.
Bremerton Wines & Bremerton Vineyards are part of the Willson family owned company, Bremerton Vintners Pty Ltd, in the geographical region of Langhorne Creek in South Australia. Langhorne Creek is unique in that it sits on the rich soil of the Bremer River flood plain and is known as a cool climate region, relatively disease free and a producer of exceptionally high and consistent quality fruit. Fresh cool evening breezes from Lake Alexandrina provide a microclimate of mild to warm summer days and cool evenings, perfect for the long ripening of the grapes producing intense and sought after cool climate flavours. The area was first settled in the 1850's when Frank Potts, an English shipwright, took up a track of land and planted grapes. The district grew to 450 hectares of vineyard until 1990 when expansion began, taking it to approx. 6000ha “ the second largest grape growing region in South Australia. Today the range can vary up to 18 wines, a third of which are exclusive to the Cellar Door and Bremerton Wine Society. Now with 120 ha of high quality vineyards and a modern winery, our wine production has increased from 680 dozen in 1993 to 23,000 dozen in 2005 and now fluctuates between 34-40,000 dozen. Sales cover all major states of Australia with exports to the UK, Hong Kong, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, the Netherlands, China, Philippines and Dubai.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Oodles of dark berry fruit flavours are crammed into a fulsome palate, lit by violet, iodine and a smidgeon of pepper grind. Some oak vanillin, too. This is a crowd-pleaser for those reared on warm climate Aussie shiraz, albeit, one rendered in a restrained style.'