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The Vigneron Platinum | The Natural Shiraz

Exclusive to Cellar Door, these wines come from unique parcels of fruit. They are refined and elegant, and very limited.

Earlier wines in this range which are no longer available included:-

The Vigneron 2008 Barossa and Eden Valley Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2008 1890's Block Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2009 Seven Barrels Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2009 Chardonnay [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2010 Nebbiolo [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2010 The Natural Shiraz [tasting note]
The Vigneron 2011 Wild Ferment Pinot Gris [tasting note]

wine notes

2015 The Natural Shiraz

The Fruit:

A small parcel of hand-harvested fruit from the famous Filsell vineyard, planted in the 1920’s. The cooler 2011 vintage required careful fruit monitoring in the vineyard and selective hand picking of most blocks. The wines produced are of exceptional quality, thanks in part to the lower crops of the old vines used to produce Filsell Shiraz.

The Winemaking:

100% Natural wild yeast. 50% of the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed through open rollers and 50% whole bunch inclusion in open fermenters. Each fermenter was topped up with carbon dioxide until natural fermentation could begin (approx. 48hrs), and hand-plunged to ensure no cross inoculation from other fermenters. Following the 13 day natural fermentation the wine was settled for six hours and filled to six new French oak hogsheads. The wine was then matured on full lees for 21 months in oak. Finally to begin the clarification process the wine was racked from oak and returned for ten weeks to settle. The wine was then racked from oak entirely and left to settle in tank for a further week before bottling - unfined.


2015 The Natural Shiraz

The Comments:

The colour is deep red with vibrant purple hues. There are enticing aromas of dark ripe fruits - dark cherry and earthy wild berry with fragrant herbs adding complexity. The palate is all about structure - seamlessly integrated, with the supple, earthy wild berry flavours supported by fine tannins and acidity to create a harmonious balance between concentrated flavour and mid palate structure. Although approachable in its infancy – a wine of such balance will age gracefully for the next 12 -15 years. A perfect match with Ossobuco or a Pork loin with rosemary and garlic.

awards and reviews

2015 The Natural Shiraz


  • 2012 The Natural Shiraz
    • 4 Stars | Winestate
      Winestate Magazine - Oct 2014

      Pretty spicy blue fruit fragrances. Quite European in style. Lively herbal palate, good acid balance and some firm tannins.

  • 2010 The Natural Shiraz
    • 94 Points | Gary Walsh
      Gary WalshWine Front, Australia, Dec 2012

      A very purple smelling wine, if you take my meaning. Liquorice, pepper, violet/floral top notes and chocolate the flavours on a medium to full-bodied frame. It has a good, unforced acid cut, silky tannin, spice and a particularly good finish. Lovely Barossa Shiraz, done well.

    • 93 Points – Mike Bennie
      Mike BennieWBM Magazine Sep 2012

      Hand picked from Filsell vineyard, natural yeast ferment, no heat control, little sulphur; this is Grant Burge's homage to, erhem, natural wines. It's toasty, with herbaceous undercurrents, yet feels dark, brooding, earthy, meaty and supple. It's generous and loose knit; hedonistic and readily enjoyable. Great expression of Barossa.

    • 90 Points | Huon Hooke
      Huon HookeNov 2012

      Deep, dark, dense purple/red hue. Concentrated aromas of oak and black fruits, black pepper, and slightly bitter anise-like notes. Big and tannic, four-square and gutsy. Stolid and not exactly elegant, but muscular and obvious. Many will enjoy this.

    • Other (4 Stars) | Winestate Magazine, National, Oct 2013
      Winestate Magazine, National, Oct 2013

      A serious wine, with a wood/cheery bouquet and a complex, well-constructed and seamless palate without any harsh edges.

tasting notes