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Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Shiraz
Available by the dozen
Zeppelin was created by Artisans of the Barossa Corey Ryan and Kym Teusner, with a view to crafting full flavoured Barossa wines of immense personality and style. Labelled in commemoration of Barossa Valley's German heritage, the brand was named in honour of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a brave and progressive entrepreneur. Big Bertha is a bold, well structured Shiraz with real flavour, fashioned for early appreciation from fruit grown to precious old vineyard sites in the northern viticultural precincts of Barossa Valley.
A highly traditional, minimalist approach to winemaking preserves the character of the good vineyard fruit and expression of terroir. Harvests of intensely flavoured Shiraz grapes are treated to an extended maceration, open fermentations, manual pumpovers and basket pressing, followed by maturation in a selection of predominantly older French oak barrels for a year. Big Bertha remains unfined and is bottled with minimal sulphur addition to maximise fruit expression.
Deep red in colour. Expansive nose of fragrant dark cherries and fruit, flowers, pepper and meats. The palate is a showcase of pure unforced Barossa Shiraz, medium to full bodied with dark berry flavours, a seductive fruit sweetness and soft savoury tannins. Offering excellent freshness and superb length, the charming and characterful, fruit driven Bertha is immensely satisfying immediately upon release.
Zeppelin was created by Artisan of the Barossa winemakers Corey Ryan and Kym Teusner

The wines are made using traditional techniques and a hands off philosophy to create wines full of character. Proud of the region's German heritage, the brand was named in honour of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a brave and progressive man who thought big, really big.


Zeppelin is source fruit from vineyards either owned by Teusner Wines or Sons of Eden, selected for their age, up to 80 years old, low yielding nature and character. Ferdinand is from a vineyard in Greenock, the Barossa Shiraz in Angaston and the Barossa Grenache is sourced from 60 to 80 year old vines between Greenock and Ebenezer. - Zeppelin

A very simplistic approach to winemaking is employed, preserving individual vineyard character and making wines with personality. The red wines are made using open fermenters, pumped over by hand, and basket pressed. Predominantly older French oak is used, with Ferdinand up to 50% new, before bottling without fining or filtration. Minimal sulphur added. - Zeppelin - Zeppelin

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