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Seppeltsfield ‘No EC3’ is crafted to highlight floral aromatics and bright, medium-weighted complexity.
Tinta Cao (40%) brings red fruit brightness and rounded tannin. Tinta Amarela (40%) a leather and dried herb complexity. Touriga (20%) a distinctive violet perfume and inky, colour.
A modern expression of traditional Portuguese varieties, ‘No. EC3’ was grown in the Barossa. Each variety has been grown by a generational grape growing family. Their fruit contributing for many years to Seppeltsfield’s fortified wine releases.
The vineyard is located in the Northern reaches of the Barossa, near Stockwell. Red varietal blends carrying an ‘EC’ (East Cellar) number were first released by Seppeltsfield’s founding family in the 1960s, their compositions of region and variety varying on each release.
The East Cellar code itself was a unique reference to where the wines were rested and matured in oak barrels prior to release.