CONCORDIS is a collaborative winemaking project that unites Barossa Valley producers, Kaesler Wines, Seppeltsfield Winery, Torbreck Vintners, and Two Hands Wines to create a unique cuvée from one tonne of their finest Shiraz grapes each vintage.
The purpose of the initiative is to give back to the region that has been so supportive of the four wineries, with the aim to raise more than $700,000 over the initial four years with all proceeds going to a perpetual education fund through Foundation Barossa.
The fund will then provide ongoing financial support and training opportunities in cellar operations and viticulture for financially disadvantaged, local young people, through two-year traineeships being offered at each of the wineries starting in 2016.
With only 1,600 magnums made annually starting with the first vintage from 2014, Concordis is the perfect collector’s item.
Hand harvested and immediately transferred to the winery where it is destemmed into open top fermenters. Each batch spent 7 days fermenting on skins and was pumped over twice a day, before being gently basket pressed. The wine was then transferred to seasoned French barriques for 18 months. The 2016 Concordis was bottled without the use of either fining or filtration in September 2017.
It is drinking beautifully now and will continue to improve over the next 5-10 years.