The 2015 Alte Reben Shiraz is from the Marananga hamlet within the Barossa Valley floor. The vineyard is single vineyard planted in 1899. It has three distinct soil types. The 2016 Alte Reben is from a patch adjacent to the Greenock Creek – the top soil is a loam heavily laden with gneiss, a soil type not from the area but washed down from the Eden Valley over the millennia. It has a metallic shimmer. This rests over infinite combinations of stony alluvial wash from the creek. It is extremely deep, not particularly fertile but extraordinarily rich in minerals and trace elements. Sustainable farming systems ensure that the loam is replenished each year.