About This Wine
Bright and vibrant on the palate with notes of jellied fruits, cherry drops and strawberries and cream, with subtle hints of rose water. Sappy through the mid-palate with a lovely interplay of creamy/ leesy texture. The gentle, chalky sappy texture runs the length of the palate finishing with hints of white pepper, aromatic wood and a hint of deli meat.
|Varietal(s)||Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz/Syrah|
Barossa Valley Wine
The Barossa Valley wine region has historically and currently still is one of Australia's most prestigious premium wine producing regions. Located just 60km north east of Adelaide city centre, the climate there is very hot and dry which is perfect for the big bold reds the area is famous for.
A straight Shiraz is what Barossa is most well known for, however Rhone blends, such as Shiraz Cabernet are also very popular. While much less prevalent, white wines (Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon) are planted on the higher altitude hillsides where the ocean breeze cools temperatures down to a level suitable for producing these varieties as well.
Some of Australia's earliest Shiraz plantings can be found here dating as far back as the 1850's. While not always a guarantee of quality, it might be worth seeking out and trying one of the region's "old vine shiraz" if you haven't yet.
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