2016 Trip Advisor #1 destination in the Barossa Valley
This a wine that can only be described as a ‘win-win’.
Here we have a wine of both rusticity and accomplishment.
An obvious nod to the noble style of the Northern Rhone’s Cote Rotie, Shiraz-Viognier has evolved a great deal.
Leather, spice, wet stones, earth, mint… this is a wine as much about landscape and surroundings as it is grapes and vines.
A wine bursting with aromas of ripe cherry and plum, backed with an array of sweet spice and liquorice notes.
There is an inherent ‘detail’ here - a ripeness of fruit carefully balanced with a gentle hand of acidity.
There is nothing old-fashioned about this wine, but we bet our pioneering, Barossa growers would recognise its signature fruit, weight and length. Classic.
The region’s holy trinity: Grenache; Shiraz and Mataro (in whichever order) is designed to be more than just a catch-all.
If the famously ‘generous’ character of the Barossa unknown to you, then this is a wine that makes the case perfectly
This is deliciously ripe without being too ‘full’, while still retaining the natural elegance and length of good Cabernet.
Beyond old-vine Shiraz and small spots of beautiful Cabernet, one of the many benefits Barossa’s Western Ridge is dry-grown, bush-trained Mataro.
Deliciously, drinkable Barossa blend that is driven by light Grenache freshness and a solid hit of valley floor Shiraz ripeness. Simple, but effective.