2012 Ergo Sum (Chapoutier & Giaconda) Shiraz
Syrah - 750ML
  • WA 96

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
96+ Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Ergo Sum Shiraz displays a lovely red berry, raspberry and Bing cherry nose with notes of roses, violets, lavender, wild thyme and pepper. Medium-bodied, tight-knit and... 96+ Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Ergo Sum Shiraz displays a lovely red berry, raspberry and Bing cherry nose with notes of roses, violets, lavender, wild thyme and pepper. Medium-bodied, tight-knit and very fine in the mouth with silt-like tannins and lively acid, it offers a myriad of flavor layers manifested over a wonderfully persistent finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, May 2018
Deep garnet in color, fading at the rim. The nose shows ripe cherry, licorice, lavender and a punch of black pepper. A complex and fleshy mid-weight palate reveals juicy plum and strawberry flavors enhanced by peppery... Deep garnet in color, fading at the rim. The nose shows ripe cherry, licorice, lavender and a punch of black pepper. A complex and fleshy mid-weight palate reveals juicy plum and strawberry flavors enhanced by peppery spice, a light floral element and a kiss of oak. Round, integrated tannins and a beam of acidity carry the balanced combination of decadent fruit and savory components through to the long, pleasing finish, leaving a lasting, energetic impression.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region Victoria
Sub-region Beechworth
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

Made from 100% Syrah planted on granitic soil, Ergo Sum has a deep garnet-red color. Dark fruit flavors (blackberry) accompany some notes of graphite and flinstone. Spice and black peppers flavors reflect the expression of this granitic terroir. A firm tannic structure provides an exceptional length.

The grapes are de-stemmed then fermented and macerated in concrete tanks with regular punchdowns. Maturation is 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.

Winery

Ergo Sum (Chapoutier & Giaconda)

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history that dates back to 1808. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership. This massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley. Today, their range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

In 1997, true to his pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier set out to explore the terroirs of the oldest continent, Australia, where he bought land and joined forces with major winemaking families.

An encounter with a brilliant and passionate winemaker, Rick Kintzbrunner, and his nephew Peter Graham, led to a new joint venture with the iconic Giaconda Estate in Beechworth. Since 2007, they have been playing on their complementary know-how and experience to produce a racy Shiraz on the specific granite soil of Beechworth in the foothills of the Victorian Alps.

This new Shiraz wine known as "Ergo Sum" is a project at the old Nantua vineyard site less than two miles from Giaconda.