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Feudo Principi di Butera - Surya Nero d'Avola Merlot

Origin : Italy.

Appellation : Terre Siciliane IGT.

Grape Varieties : Nero d’Avola and Merlot.

Tasting Note : Intense ruby red with garnet hues colour. Intense and full, expressed with pleasant hints of small woodland fruits, notes of Mediterranean shrub and spices. Well-structured, pleasantly fresh with a soft, persistent fi nale that reminds us of the fruit.

 

Food Matching : Excellent with pasta dishes, barbecued red and white meats, perfect with roast lamb and medium mature cheeses.

Les Dauphins Côte du Rhône Réserve Rouge

GEORGES DUBOEUF BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES

Georges Duboeuf, Beaujolais

HISTORY

Beaujolais-Villages takes its name from a certain number of wine-making villages in the beaujolais production area -38 to be precise- that have long stood out for the superior quality of their wines. By “superior” is meant greater aromatic complexity, greater concentration and greater reliability. This delicious red wines mark a sort of transition between “plain” Beaujolais with its spontaneous character and the ten prestigious “crus” further north. If we can compare a charming Beaujolais wine eith the Cherub in Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”, Beaujolais-Villages would be Figaro, more mature and experienced, more sure of himself. More than any other, it is a wine thet is enjoyed in happy homes. 

 

TASTING NOTES

An intense, brilliant cherry colour with purplish tints. Complex nose with red and black berry aromas (raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants). A smooth wine with fine tannins, harmonious and complete. Ideal for all occasions, from aperitif to cheese. Ready to drink but may be laid down for 1 to 2 years. 

THE PERSUADER SHIRAZ

 

A persuasive Shiraz from selected sites on the Barossa Valley floor has been emboldened with a tiny splash of sophisticated, grainy Petit Verdot.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Winter rainfall for the Barossa was slightly above average, this allowed good penetration of moisture through the soil profile. A noted characteristic of the 2014 vintage was below average crops and a smaller yield from bunches and berries.

 

WINEMAKING & VITICULTURE

Warm fermentation begins with commercially selected yeast strains. The ferment progresses with active mixing of must to enhance the extraction of colour and tannin from the grape skins. During mid-ferment, oxygen is added to the ferment to assist in yeast health, colour, tannin and flavour development.

 

TASTING NOTES

This Shiraz shows all the hallmarks of a traditional Barossa red. It is bright ruby with touches of inky purple. There are aromas beef carpaccio and dark fruits; spiced cherry, blueberry blossom, and lavender with hints of liquorish, toasted cinnamon sticks and fruit pastille. The palate is vibrant and juicy with violets, choc mint and cherry. Enjoy with home made beef and pork mince burgers with caramelised onions.

St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2016

This is the Shiraz which starts it all for many St Hallett lovers. Our Faith Shiraz is a vibrant and expressive example of Barossa Shiraz. An accessible, juicy and fruit driven wine, Faith's vibrant yet dense purple hue hints at the generosity of fruit within.

 

Tasting Notes

Deep red/purple colour, with a charred-oak, smoky, savoury bouquet. The wine is full-bodied and firm, deep and dense with a serious grip. The oak is a little obvious right now, but it's just a pup. Pepper and spice aromas emerged with aeration. Black fruits. A gutsy, solid wine that will reward some cellar time.

Great With

A versatile wine for classic standbys such as grilled lamb chops done on the BBQ, slow cooked Osso Bucco, wintry stews or your own special Bolognaise sauce on your pasta of choice. Match it with your preferred 'Sunday Roast' - veggie, chicken, pork, beef or lamb.

2016 JOSHUA GRENACHE MATARO SHIRAZ

 

“For anyone who has ever met my business partner Mick Page and I, it would come as no surprise to learn that the idea for Teusner Wines was conceived at the pub over a few beers. Sitting at the bar, we’d been listening to a couple of old growers have a whine about the low, low prices being paid for their old vine Grenache…to the point they were going to rip out the vines and plant Chardonnay!

 

Now whilst we’re not adverse to the odd glass of Chardonnay, planting it in the Barossa Valley is akin to drinking light beer…just not on! So it was left to Mick and I to hatch a rescue plan. Scrambling together some cash, the grapes found a new home, the vines stayed in the ground where they belong and Teusner Wines was born.

 

That first wine, like Mick’s first son, was called Joshua. The 2016 blend is true to form with Grenache (60%) and Mataro (35%) from 100 year old vines at Ebenezer in the north west with a splash of Shiraz from 20 year old vineyards at Gomersal on the western ridge. A mix of light and dark fresh ripe berried fruits, cured meats and lifted spice on the nose sets you up for mouthful of savoury and gamey flavour in the mouth. We keep our Josh’ away from oak and release it young to showcase the kind of juicy, spicy, flavorsome Barossa reds that we like to knock back over lunch with a plate of the good gear from the local butcher in Nuriootpa.”

 

KYM TEUSNER, WINEMAKER

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