Planting his first vines in the Barossa in 1859, William Salter meticulously kept a journal to record his entire vineyard and winemaking activities, including techniques that are still used to make Saltram today. The Journal Shiraz is a tribute to Salter's attention to detail and his quest to make the best Shiraz under the Saltram name. This important link between the past and the present still exists with The Journal available for viewing at the Saltram Cellar Door.
Saltram the Journal Centenarian Shiraz 2010 was sourced from the Schultz vineyard situated within the Mt McKenzie area of Eden Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1901 and sits at an elevation of 472 meters above sea level. This wine is classified as a Centenarian under the Barossa Old Vine charter due to the vine age exceeding 100 years. Handpicked from very low yielding vines the wine has very fine, unwavering tannins which provide a line to shoulder the lingering rich fruit reminiscent of dark plums, fresh cherries and cedar. This is a wine with great length and persistence, which with careful cellaring will endure for many years. A single vineyard wine sourced from a vineyard planted over a century ago, this wine is a precious tribute to the rich Barossa Shiraz history.