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Wallace Shiraz Grenache Barossa Valley

Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache

Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache – a great red from a Fantastic 5 star producer

Wallace is an ancestral name of Colin’s wife, Judith, whose family hail from the old market town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. Judith’s Celtic ancestry is reflected in the three elements of the Wallace symbol – the Celtic cross, thistle and the Celtic knot pattern.

Glaetzer Wallace takes on the traditional Barossa Valley blend of Shiraz and Grenache in a modern way. The Shiraz brings backbone, flesh and body to the wine with the Grenache adding a soft, vibrant juiciness.

Vineyards: Exceptional old vine fruit was sourced from the famed Ebenezer sub district at the northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Vine age 50—80 year old Shiraz and 50—110 year old Grenache. Yield 3.5 tonnes per hectare.

Vinification: Old vine Barossa Grenache has a liveliness and structure that does not benefit from oak maturation—oak contact was thus minimised for the Grenache component to preserve the purity and animation of the fruit. The Shiraz was matured for 16 months in 2—3 year old oak hogshead barrels (80% French / 20% American).

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium to deep garnet, a flash of purple on the rim.

Aroma: An enticing nose of dark plum, raspberry and lavender with hints of anise and ground spice.

Palate: Black fruits prevail with touches of pepper and blackcurrant. Firm, savoury yet rounded tannins balance with brightness and lift.

Peak Drinking: A wine to enjoy in its youth that will reward careful cellaring up to 5 years.
Variety : 78% Shiraz / 22% Grenache

Tasting Notes

A medium to garnet colour with a flash of purple on the rim. The aroma displays an enticing nose of dark plum, raspberry and lavender with hints of anise and ground spice. On the pallet black fruits prevail with touches of pepper and blackcurrant. The tannins are firm and savoury yet well rounded.

The wine can be enjoyed in its youth and cellared for 5 or more years. You can see our full range of Ben Glaetzer wines at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/glaetzer/

See our blog at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/wallace-shiraz-grenache-ben-glaetzer/

See more information on this great producer at https://glaetzer.com/the-wines/

 

Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache from Barossa Valley –   a great example of shiraz grenache from the barossa valley

 

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyAlcohol: 14.5%Vintage: 2015Grape Details: Shiraz, GrenacheSKU: GLAET04

£19.99 a bottle

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Ben Glaetzer

“Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he’s passionate about – limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. Today, Ben Glaetzer carries on this family winemaking tradition and has created a small, focused portfolio of classic Barossa Valley reds which draw on traditional Barossa viticulture but are unmistakably new wave Barossa in style.
The exceptional fruit for all Glaetzer wines is supplied by a loyal group of third and fourth generation Barossa grape growers and comes from a small sub-region (1.5 sq miles) of the Barossa Valley called Ebenezer. The dry-grown vines range from 30-120 and are a unique part of Australia’s viticultural heritage producing wines of great intensity and elegance. The Australian Langtons Fine Wine Guide wrote `Glaetzer is one of the emerging stars of the Barossa… philosophically and by heritage.`”

South Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.

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