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Australia - Barossa Valley
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The Barossa Valley wine region is one of Australia's oldest wine regions.
The early focus of the Barossa Valley wine industry was on the production of Riesling, a German wine grape from the Rhineland. The hot valley floor contributed to a very ripe, alcoholic wine that would often turn brown. Some of this wine was eventually distilled in brandy which ushered in a period of fortified wine production that coincided with the plantings of many red grape wine varieties like Shiraz and Grenache. These "port-style wines" would become the center of the Barossa Valley wine industry for decades to come.
When the focus on the Australian wine industry shifted in the mid-20th century to production of premium, non-fortified wines, the Barossa Valley was regarded as an "inferior" wine region compared to cooler climate regions such as Coonawarra and Padthaway. This was partly due to the extensive association that the Barossa Valley had with Shiraz, including vast old vines plantings that were several decades old. During this period Shiraz was considered a very "common" variety that was not as fashionable as the prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon that was popular in the world's wine market. Most of the grapes produced in the Barossa Valley during this time was used as part of anonymous blends with the name "Barossa Valley" rarely appearing on wine labels.
By the late 20th century, the reputation of the Barossa Valley started to change as several small boutique varieties began earning critical acclaim for their Barossa Valley wines. In particular, Barossa Shiraz became so well known internationally that it was considered its own unique style of Syrah that was distinctive of the grape's expression in other regions like Côte-Rôtie, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and California. This style of big, full bodied Shiraz with rich, chocolate and spice notes became synonymous with not only the Barossa Valley but with Australian wine in general.
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Medium bodied dry white with complexity and finesse
Brightview Chardonnay, Simon Hackett, Half Bottle is a classic dry white wine with distinctive, powerful varietal flavours and subtle oak,
The colour of Layers Barossa Valley Red, is vibrant red with a burst of dark cherry and spice on the bouquet leading to a softly textured finish. Shiraz delivers fruit depth and structure, while the Tempranillo is firm and savoury. Mourvedre brings a wild earthiness and all are bound together by the aromatic and spicy nature of Grenache which softens the palate.
Layers Adelaide White is finely structured, lemon tinged Semillon provides a wonderful backbone to support the soft floral aromatics of Muscat, entwined with the delicate spice of Gewürztraminer. Pinot Gris introduces texture and mouthfeel to complete a wonderfully flavoursome wine.
Masters Barossa Valley Botrytis Semillon is a beautiful golden colour that will intensify with bottle age. The bouquet is chock full of honey and lime marmalade. Deliciously luscious and counterbalanced by natural acidity, this is a dessert wine with the highest of pedigree.
Butchers Block, Turkey Flat Vineyards, Barossa Valley, is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with a generous palate, juicy sweet fruits, intense warm,earthy full bodied, seamless oak integration,
Medium bodied dry white with complexity and finesse
Brightview Chardonnay, Simon Hackett, Adelaide Hills is a classic dry white wine with distinctive, powerful varietal flavours and subtle oak,
The Barossan Barossa is a complex and layered wine with fruit intensity and suppleness.Lifted cherry and brooding dark fruit aromas combine seamlessly with sweet chocolate and mocha undertones. An intense, generous and full bodied wine with fine tannins and a soft, supple finish.
Every bottle of Masters Margaret Barossa Valley Semillon is aged in the Tanunda cellars, the wine has developed an attractive vibrant green and pale straw colour. The bouquet shows hints of lemon curd together with lime rind and green melon aromas. The finish is crisp with a mouth-watering acidity.
Charles Melton Rose of Virginia Barossa Valley has a Fragrant Turkish Delight bouquet, with a little pepper and spice to help keep it grown up. The usual unique vibrant cerise tint adds colour to the table. vibrant cerise tint adds colour to the table. Balanced acidity, tannin and weight give the usual Rose of Virginia combination of richness yet crispness. It will retain its fruit sweetness and perfume over a couple of years at least.
Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre is a smooth, rich, rounded and medium-full bodied Rhone style blend from the small, quality orientated winery of Sons of Eden. A palate bursting with ripe cherry and plum flavours backed with an array of sweet spice and liquorice notes. Velvety tannins and a long and complex length.
Marschall Barossa Valley Shiraz is a rich, full-bodied and balanced classic Barossa Shiraz made by the small and highly-regarded Sons of Eden Winery. Intense aromas of ripe berry compote with subtle notes of violets and dried herb aromas. A modern, polished and smooth wine. Limited Availability.
Masters Mentor Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the best Cabernet of the vintage is reserved for this wine, which displays full varietal character and concentration. Richly layered with blackcurrant flavours and firm, fine-grained tannins.
Masters 8 Songs Barossa Valley Shiraz, is deep in colour with a bright red hue. The nose displays notes of dark chocolate and charry oak combined with lifted red cherry and plum aromas. Finishing with soft, velvety tannins and soft red fruits on the palate.
Selene Tempranillo, Sons of Eden has a deep ruby red colour with intense dark cherry and plum aromatics that are complemented with complex dried herb and spice aromatics. On the palate a fleshy black-fruit core is surrounded by a layered line of textural savoury tannins.
Charles Melton Grains of Paradise Barossa Valley Shiraz is a wonderful expression of the traditional Barossa style. Deep in colour and softly perfumed with excellent melding of vanillin and cedar oak aromatics and rich Barossa Shiraz fruit. Intense coffee and mocha flavours are supported by firm tannins and richness of mouthfeel.
This limited release Stonewell Barossa Valley Shiraz has aromas of dark,plummy fruit and a touch of chocolate and aniseed. The palate is richly structured with fine tannins and a long, persistent finish. The wine shows distinct flavours of black fruits, dark plums, liquorice, dark chocolate with hints of black pepper.
Plexus MRV John Duval Wines, Barossa and this very first vintage of 2010 Plexus Blanc is a blend of 62% Marsanne, 26% Roussanne and 13% Viognier. It has a pretty honeysuckle and orange blossom scented nose with peaches, poached pears and a suggestion of white pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate has wonderfully pure stone fruit and fennel seed flavors with medium-high acid and a nice silky texture going long into the finish. It’s drinking beautifully now and should have some capacity to develop a honeyed / toasty character over the next 4-5 years,
Plexus John Duval Wines, Barossa, the 2007 Plexus Grenache (28%)-Shiraz (51%)-Mourvedre (21%) was aged for 16 months in predominantly seasoned French oak. It is dark ruby-colored with a perfumed nose of cedar, tobacco, lavender, kirsch, and black cherry. Velvety-textured, rich, and concentrated, it is packed with flavor, is impeccably balanced, and will drink well for a decade. John Duval was the principal winemaker at Penfolds Grange from 1986 to 2002.
On the nose, Charles Melton Voices of Angels Adelaide Hills Shiraz has a mixture of dark fruit notes, with aromas of cedar from the 100% new French oak ageing. The palate, has finesse and elegance, with a defined density.