Coppabella Wines 2021 Procella Shiraz (12 Bottles) Tumbarumba

$540.00 GST Included


This Hilltops Shiraz from Southern NSW strikes the perfect balance between warm climate richness and cool climate elegance. One of the many reasons Hilltops Shiraz is redefining perceptions of NSW Shiraz.

Vintage 2021: 93 pts Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Hand selected fruit sourced from five clones planted to various aspects, elevations and soil types. Yields were small but flavours were both concentrated and captivating.

The fruit was cold soaked for 5 days before being inoculated in open fermenters. The wine was fermented gradually over 12 days then matured in French Puncheons and Hogsheads (25% new) for 12 months.

A captivating nose of vivid red fruits and spice. From nose to palate there is a seamlessness to this wine. You will find succulent, juicy summer fruits on the palate, lifted by white pepper and fragrant spice. The palate is powerful yet refined with bright lifted fruits, rich concentrated berries and fine integrated tannins. The finish is long and in complete harmony.



About Coppabella Wines

Tumbarumba’s History
The history of Tumbarumba is one that has been built in waves; from early explorers to cattle stations, through the gold rush days and eventually into wine. The first grapes were planted in 1981 but the actual wine region wasn’t established until the early-mid 1990’s when National corporate wineries were investing heavily in wine science and using trained viticulturists to explore and develop new wine regions. There were few places in Australia cool enough to craft world class wine from early ripening varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
“That this was achieved in Southern NSW is among the most exciting stories in Australian wine making history.”

The First Vineyards
Ian Cowell, senior wine maker at Lindeman’s, was tasked with finding a region on mainland Australia that could produce premium grapes for Sparkling wine production. He searched for terrain that shared climatic similarities with France’s Champagne region. In 1993, Cowell established a vineyard in Tumbarumba. The purpose of which was to provide multi-nationals from other established wine regions with ultra-cool, premium quality grapes. As more vineyards were established, they too sold their fruit and soon Tumbarumba became a grape-growing, rather than a wine-making region.
“Set in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Tumbarumba is one of the coldest viticulture regions on mainland Australia.”

Our Vineyard History
The ‘Tralee’ Vineyard is the largest in Tumbarumba and was originally established in 1993 by the region’s founder, Ian Cowell. As he later found out, Tumbarumba is not an easy place to grow wine grapes. Winter is bitterly cold. Spring is punctuated by severe frosts. And ultra-premium viticulture is laborious and fiercely expensive. After a long period of selling fruit to other wineries, including Block 20 consistently being reserved for Penfolds Yattarna. In 2011, the owners of the old ‘Tralee’ vineyard decided to call it quits and intended to dig up the vines. Determined to not let that happen, Jason and Alecia Brown came to the vineyard’s rescue which is where the story of Coppabella begins.
“ create the ultimate expression of cool climate wines on mainland Australia was impossible to refuse” Jason Brown

Coppabella Vineyard, Tumbarumba NSW

Tumbarumba has some of the coldest viticulture on mainland Australia.It is a place of rare beauty; there is purity in the air, crystal mountain waters, and the bushland is dense with native animals. In this unique climate we can craft wines that are focused and driven. With expression and refinement that speak of their origin.
A family owned & run winery. Jason & Alecia Brown’s Coppabella Vineyard is the only, James Halliday, five star rated winery in Tumbarumba.