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Australian Funky Labels Wine Case

Australian Wine Funky Labels Case

Australian Wine Funky Labels Case

A case of 6 great wines with fantastic labels

Normal price £88.14

Our range of wines included in the case changes on a regular basis as stock comes in and out, but our aim is to try and make the recipient smile at the ingenuity and humour in the designs. These are also top-quality Australian wines chosen for their quality as well as the attraction of their labelling. This is a fun case, designed as a fun product for those drinkers who appreciate the ingenuity and humour behind the design, and appreciate the great taste within the bottle.

Aussie wines are noted for the excesses of some of their labels. These often range from the almost obscene to totally wonderful classic designs. The label draws the eye to the wine, and wines are often bought simply on the basis of the label, rather than the potential quality of the wine. Not to say that bright, attractive labels will be lesser wines, that is definitely not a rule, as there are many great wines such as Mollydooker, and Smalltown which display the most amazing labels. However, Caveat Emptor, let the buyer beware, buy for taste first, label second.

Having said that this is a case of 6 wines with great looking funky labels. Something you can show friends and give them as great gifts.

“On any wine bottle, the label acts as a mini shop window. The ultimate aim is to create a subtle “buy me” message, but there are many routes to success. Should the design be imaginative and playful? Or one for the purists? A mystery, perhaps?”

To see our full range of mixed cases, go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/other/mixed-cases/

To find out more about Australian wine generally go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_wine

Australian Wine Funky Labels Case – Great labels, great designs and above all great wines.

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£85.00 per case

Smalltown Vineyards Songlines Grenache

Smalltown Vineyards Songlines Grenache

Smalltown Vineyards Songlines Grenache

The ancient people of Australia navigated the vast emptiness of the continent using mind maps; instructions remembered in song and passed down the generations. Kind of like a pre-GPS Tom Tom. This enticing wine celebrates this near-lost tradition and the Barossa’s well-trodden red earth in its deep, warbling fruit, a very song of the soil.
100% Grenache
HOW IT’S MADE
This is a single vineyard Grenache. The grapes come from the Gomersal sub-region of the Barossa. Partially wild yeast fermented with around 30% whole bunches. Aged only in stainless steel to preserve a crunchy freshness.
TASTING NOTES
Versatile, super juicy, young, and bright. Brace yourself for a damson torpedo! Earthly notes beneath lovely warbly fruit. This is a really aromatic wine that captures the colorful and vibrant Aussie surroundings.

The perfect match for herb infused grilled meat and ratatouille or pasta dishes.

Click here for more information about the winery

This is a partnership between Barossa Valley winemaker, Rolf Binder and UK wine merchant, Noel Young. Established in 1993 when Mourvèdre and Grenache were largely forgotten varieties, these two Rhône-philes have adapted that great larrikin of the Australian sky – the magpie – as their mascot. Driven by the desire to highlight the Barossa Valley’s rich resources of Rhône Valley varieties and to have a good laugh along the way, Magpie Estate claims Mourvèdre, Grenache and Shiraz as its own. The pair create a range of superbly crafted varietals and blends that collectively represent the many personalities and expressions of these three noble varieties in the Barossa.

To see our full range of Smalltown Vineyards’ products go to our website

As of the 1st July, 2019, Australia changed from its previous sustainable programme called EntWine to Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. Smalltown Vineyards is a participant in this programme, which assists with tools and resources to enhance business sustainability, meeting customer sustainability requirements and sustainability claims made by participants.

Smalltown Vineyards Songlines Grenache

 

4 in stock

Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

The rationale behind this label is a quirky one! Our product manager found out that due to the tiny production of a particular wine, half the vineyard fruit was to be discarded….so he stepped in to say we would be interested to play with this other half given the quality of the wine over previous years. This lead to thinking about up-cycling the near-discarded, how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure etc and whilst humming over a potential moniker for the wine, God’s honest truth, a rag & bone van parked up outside his house calling for any old iron etc. Albeit a man in a white van, rather than horse & cart, the name stuck. The label reflects a collection of discarded items which together make up an eclectic assortment greater than the sum of its parts.

The nose classically expresses the vineyard… it’s like a fresh lime crushed gently over minerals… literally lime on the rocks. The palate is bright and zingy, singing with natural acidity and vibrant citrus and floral characters. Lovely delicacy and purity of fruit lifted and a crisp, bracing finish, an outstanding example of cool climate Aussie Riesling.

Eden Valley Riesling is prized for its vibrancy, purity and longevity and has produced many of Australia’s greatest Rieslings. The fruit for Rag & Bone is sourced from a single vineyard, high up on the Eastern side of Eden Valley. Warm days and cool nights ensure that the grapes develop ripe, intense fruit flavours whilst retaining appealing zing and acidity. The fruit was delivered to the winery immediately after harvesting in the cool hours of the morning, then processed very gently through our tank press. The juice was cold settled and 3 days later the clear juice was transferred into fermentation tanks.

Well suited to seafood dishes, spicy cuisine and anytime in the company of those who enjoy a quality
riesling! Try chilli prawns, green thai curry, fish and chicken laksa (with chilli, coconut, ginger and
lime).

Click here for more information about the winery

This is a partnership between Barossa Valley winemaker, Rolf Binder and UK wine merchant, Noel Young. Established in 1993 when Mourvèdre and Grenache were largely forgotten varieties, these two Rhône-philes have adapted that great larrikin of the Australian sky – the magpie – as their mascot. Driven by the desire to highlight the Barossa Valley’s rich resources of Rhône Valley varieties and to have a good laugh along the way, Magpie Estate claims Mourvèdre, Grenache and Shiraz as its own. The pair create a range of superbly crafted varietals and blends that collectively represent the many personalities and expressions of these three noble varieties in the Barossa.

To see our full range of Smalltown Vineyards’ products go to our website

Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

3 in stock

Next Big Thing Chardonnay

Next Big Thing Chardonnay

Next Big Thing Chardonnay

Prior to the production of this wine, it was with some delight that we learned demand for a good Aussie Chardonnay was on the rise again… hopefully the start of something massive. The label reflects word-of-mouth with a bunch of hipster types sharing the news of “The Next Big Thing”. This is a real vineyard find, proper stuff with bags of varietal appeal but a lovely texture too. Aussie chardonnay has made a strong comeback… and this is a cracking wine to start the revolution!
AMP040 Barossa Valley Barossa Valley, Australia
White 13% Screwcap
100% Chardonnay
HOW IT’S MADE
The grapes are hand harvested from an old block on the Binder Family Barossa Vineyards. Small batches of Chardonnay are picked and pressed through a tank press with some skin contact. 25% is
fermented in French puncheons and American hogsheads for six months, aged on lees then blended with the 75% unoaked juice, settled and bottled. Into the main Barossa blend a small component of Eden Valley Chardonnay is blended and the whole sees a tiny bit of secondary use oak for some fine structure.
TASTING NOTES
With the faintest whiff of biscuity oak this bright, tangy Barossa Chardonnay is an absolute delight. It has that classical Barossa charm, elegance, poise, tang and naggingly more-ish elusive something-orother which makes one wonder why there are not more Australian Chardonnay.

 

FOOD MATCH

Anything with chicken, pork, prawns, seafood… Brilliant as a quaffer or perfect with a lovingly cooked meal.

http://www.magpieestate.com for more information on the vineyard

To see our full range of Smalltown Vineyards products go to 

http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/smalltown-vineyards/

 

7 in stock

The Unforgettable GSM

The Unforgettable GSM

The Unforgettable GSM 2018
South Australia

Larger than life and just a little bit fruity, The Unforgettable is the perennial life and soul of the party. But underneath the jovial facade lies a thoughtful, loyal chap who never forgets who his friends are.

Viticulture
The fruit for the 2019 comes from Langhorne Creek and from the Riverland. Langhorne Creek is often overlooked in favour of the more glitzy McLaren Vale and Barossa but it is a region with over 160 years history and some remarkable old vineyards. Situated on a flood plain close to the impressive Lake Alexandrina, our dry grown old Grenache vines produce tight bunches of well balanced, succulent fruit. Shiraz on a higher trellis system helps fruit health and balance. The Mataro is from old, trellised vines in South Australia’s Riverland.
Winemaking
Vinification, as one might expect with good fruit, is very simple. The Grenache was hand picked in early morning before arrival at the winery where it underwent a very gentle crush and then an open ferment with twice daily hand plunging. Extended time on skins post ferment was followed by pressing and then maturation in French oak. Additions of perfectly balanced Langhorne Creek Shiraz and old vine Mataro were made and the final blend achieved with the focus on bright, exuberant yet crunchy fruit. The wine spends 4 months in older French oak.
Tasting

The Unforgettable GSM is a generous blend of 3 varieties, all of whom are long-term friends that know the benefits of teamwork. Working in cahoots, they produce a wine with succulent red berry fruit with hints of spice and chocolate. A clever, friendly wine that is indeed truly Unforgettable.

Blend: Grenache 57%, Shiraz 30%, Mataro 13%
Alcohol: 14.5%

For more information on the winery go to https://www.wildandwilderwines.com/

To see our full range of Wild and Wilder wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/?s=wild+and+wilder

Out of stock

Black Craft Shiraz

Black Craft Shiraz

Black Craft Shiraz

This Shiraz is sourced from the finest available vineyard sites across the premium Northern Barossa Valley including for the most part Greenock, Western Ridge and Ebenezer. Aged 11 months in a variety of oaks, all American and French, new and old, around 35% new. All oaks were AP John, Barossa coopered. As usual withSmalltown, it was fermented in open fermenters. They don’t set the blades too close together during crushing so a fair bit of whole berry in the ferment which gives the wine generous fruit and soft tannins.

A compelling, dark and rich chocolately beast. This is a classic Barossa Shiraz with intense savoury flavours of thick blackberry compote, black pepper and typical iron-rich beefy flavours. Not a hint of jam here, no sweetness, this is serious Shiraz for grown-ups with balanced acidity, a touch of cocao powder in the finish and tremendous length.

The name comes from the early origins in Australia of a German wine making tradition. Germans were the first free immigrants into Australia in the 1850s onwards. They planted Shiraz in Barossa. Germans also invented letter-press in the 1500s.The suspicion around the “magick” of a printing press at the coupled with the inky hands of the printers meant that the art became known as the Black Craft. The wine is an homage to both the German influence of the oldest wine making in Australia, as well as the letterpress.

As the name implies, black is the key – anything chargrilled would be superb here, so think griddle pans and barbecues!

Click here for more information about the winery

This is a partnership between Barossa Valley winemaker, Rolf Binder and UK wine merchant, Noel Young. Established in 1993 when Mourvèdre and Grenache were largely forgotten varieties, these two Rhône-philes have adapted that great larrikin of the Australian sky – the magpie – as their mascot. Driven by the desire to highlight the Barossa Valley’s rich resources of Rhône Valley varieties and to have a good laugh along the way, Magpie Estate claims Mourvèdre, Grenache and Shiraz as its own. The pair create a range of superbly crafted varietals and blends that collectively represent the many personalities and expressions of these three noble varieties in the Barossa.

To see our full range of Smalltown Vineyards’ products go to our website

Black Craft Shiraz

Out of stock

Good Luck Cabernet Sauvignon

Good Luck Cabernet Sauvignon

Good Luck Cabernet Sauvignon

The dual-facing label to shows either The Good Luck Club (front) or The Bad Luck Club (back) illustrated in that most animated of media: 19th Century Japanese Kabuki masks. It’s about the highs, lows, ayes and noes of winemaking, chance and the mad undulations of human existence.

The Smalltown block was purchased in 2016, 40 hectares of 28 year old Shiraz and Cabernet in the premium Ebenezer District of the Barossa Valley. This wine was aged in new and tertiary French oak for 24 months. The oak lends a subtle texture and structure to the fruit leaving the palate fresh so this is a bright, varietal Cab that wears its oak lightly as a structural veil rather than anything more monstrous

Summer pudding reaches from the glass, there is an abundance of blackberry and cassis fruit with a naughty creaminess of oak that marries on the palate for a bold pastiche of old vine Barossa Cabernet.
It’s a big glass of juicy theatre.
FOOD MATCH
It’s lovely with steak tartare, seared tuna, roast Mediterranean veg and some crunchy, matured hard cheese

Click here for more information about the winery

This is a partnership between Barossa Valley winemaker, Rolf Binder and UK wine merchant, Noel Young. Established in 1993 when Mourvèdre and Grenache were largely forgotten varieties, these two Rhône-philes have adapted that great larrikin of the Australian sky – the magpie – as their mascot. Driven by the desire to highlight the Barossa Valley’s rich resources of Rhône Valley varieties and to have a good laugh along the way, Magpie Estate claims Mourvèdre, Grenache and Shiraz as its own. The pair create a range of superbly crafted varietals and blends that collectively represent the many personalities and expressions of these three noble varieties in the Barossa.

To see our full range of Smalltown Vineyards’ products go to our website

Good Luck Cabernet Sauvignon

18 in stock

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