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d'Arenberg 6 pack

Australian Mixed Red Wine Case

This mixed case of six includes reds from all around Australia.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£99.45 £95.00 per case

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache

Upbeat,bright, sun drenched fruit dominated, fills the corners of the mouth but at the same time is not heavy.

To see our full range of Simon Hackett product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/simon-hackett/

For more information on the winery go to http://estatewines.com.au/

8 in stock

Yalumba Barossa GSM

Yalumba Barossa GSM

Yalumba Barossa GSM

A part of the Samuel’s Garden Collection from Yalumba – Yalumba’s Samuel’s Garden collection celebrates Yalumba’s direct lineage to Australia’s first vine plantings, some of which could be found in Samuel Smith’s garden 166 years ago. These wines demonstrate the diversity and quality of the Barossa region.

The GSM blend is a stalwart of the Barossa. The three red varieties have been planted in the region for nearly 170 years and in the past were commonly blended to make fortified “tawny port” style wines. After World War II the same blend started to become popular in table wines. ‘Grenache Shiraz Mataro’ is a bit of a mouthful – hence the birth of the colloquial ‘GSM’.

The three GSM varieties are picked separately for this wine and fermented in small batches – some in oak vats and some in stainless steel. The subsequent wine is aged in a mixture of large oak vats, small oak vats, puncheons and smaller oak barrels, to allow it to develop without the influence of a lot of oak flavour but to increase in textures and complexity.

Deep garnet in colour, this is a wine of many layers. It shows licorice, blackberry and plum, supported by notes of sandalwood and white pepper. A robust palate, full of chocolate and juicy Satsuma plum with a gravely tannin finish make it a great accompaniment to BBQ T-bone and seasoned wedges.

Yalumba Barossa GSM – a great example of an Aussie blend. Vegan Friendly – see blog post http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/category/wine-reviews/

To view our full selection of Yalumba wines please take a look at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/yalumba/

For more information on the Yalumba winery https://www.yalumba.com/

With 170 years of unbroken independence, Yalumba continues to make wine at its founder’s home estate under direction of the same family today. Samuel’s Collection honours Yalumba’s founder Samuel Smith, his spirit of independence and conviction to invest in the land and make great wine.

 

12 in stock

Philip Shaw The Wire Walker Pinot Noir

Wire Walker Pinot Noir by Philip Shaw

 The Wire Walker Pinot Noir by Philip Shaw – part of the character series of wines from this well known producer in the high altitude cool climate area of Orange

Pinot Noir is still a relatively new variety for the Orange region, but it is showing excellent promise in this cool, mountainous, continental climate. Wire Walker displays a seductive light bright crimson colour, combined with the aroma having a great lift of bright fruit followed by a matrix of complex layering. This wine has great personality with varietal fruit presence and savoury texture.

Award-winning winemaker Philip Shaw produces this delicious Pinot Noir from high altitude vineyards in Orange, New South Wales. You’ll find a richly aromatic style, full of ripe summer pudding fruit laced with powdery tannins, savoury and more exotic spice.

 The Wire Walker Pinot Noir by Philip Shaw – Buy this if…you want light body, full on flavour.

To see our full range of Philip Shaw product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/philip-shaw/

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

A cool climate region can be defined as an area with heat degree days of 1600 or less. Cool nights in the growing season, large diurnal variation, long cool autumns and distinct seasons are also key factors in defining a cool climate region. Orange is one of a handful of regions in Australia that fall into this category. Orange is unique among these regions due to the cool climate being the result
of continental conditions rather than latitude.

The vineyard at Koomooloo is volcanic in nature, something that the mountain continually reminds you of. There is a divide on the vineyard between younger and older basalt soils. The majority of the vineyard is 12 million year old olivine basalt, overlaying deep limestone. 400 million year old Fairbridge basalt border the property adding to the complex character of the vineyard.

12 in stock

The Wild Pixie Shiraz

d'Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz

d’Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz 94% – Shiraz, 6% Rousanne

In 2006, Chester added a small parcel of Roussanne to The Stump Jump White. A wine journalist described him as a ‘wild pixie’ for concocting such a crazy blend. Taking that as a compliment, Chester went on to make an even more audacious blend with Roussanne, this time combining it with Shiraz.

This wine is very tight and closed and may need decanting upon opening. It has vibrant red berry, ironstone and lifted spice aromas. The palate is fine and linear and finishes with mouth puckering tannin and crunchy acidity. This wine is built to last and needs some cellaring to reach its full potential.

Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to open fermenters. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation, the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of old French and American oak to complete fermentation and matured for up to 12 months.

d’Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz has an unmistakeable connection with the earth from which it emerged, and is the perfect accompaniment to a rustic BBQ cooked over a glowing campfire on a cold starry night. The flavours and aromas of earth, soot and game perfectly complement the setting. Dig deeper and find added complexities resembling rich, concentrated duck jus, quince paste and dried fig. Primary blackberry and mulberry notes appear as the wine develops in the glass. A generous warm wine with an abundance of savoury and dark fruits, completed by a fine emery like tannin trailing to subtle wood spice and vanillan notes.

A very different shiraz from the others in the range, but well worth a try.

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

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

 

 

34 in stock

Katnook Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon

Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon by Katnook

Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon from Katnook- This is quintessential Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple, medium bodied wine with elegant aromas of red berries, violets and hints of mint. Well proportioned with generous fruit and a persistent finish.

Colour: Deep red with purple hues.

Nose: Attractive notes of blackcurrant, ripe plum and subtle hints of mint, chocolate and vanillin.

Palate: A medium bodied wine, expressing rich dark berry fruit, sweet spice and light oak characters.

Food Matching: Classic roast lamb, Asian BBQ beef ribs or vegetarian burritos with chimichurri sauce.

To see our full range of Katnook Estate product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/katnook-estate/

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

Katnook Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra.

The Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday enjoyment, inviting a modern generation of wine consumers to explore the pleasures of Coonawarra wine. The wines are grounded in the past but genuinely focused on the present. They are honest, fruit driven, harmonious and shine with pure Coonawarra character.

Katnook’s rich history stretches back to 1896, when Coonawarra’s first vintage was crafted in our Woolshed by entrepreneurial wine pioneer, John Riddoch – who immigrated from Scotland. He recognised the enormous potential of the maritime climate and unique terra rossa soils which now define Coonawarra wine styles.
But it all began even earlier. In 1861, Riddoch arrived in Coonawarra, after successfully operating a trading post in the goldfields. He purchased vast parcels of land over the years and was impressed with the remarkable rate of growth of fruit trees and vines. In 1867 John commissioned the building of his ‘Woolshed’ which still operates as Katnook’s barrel room today. Determined to encourage closer settlement in the southeast, in 1890 Riddoch formed the Coonawarra Fruit Colony, established its administration headquarters at ‘Katnook’ and sold off his land in 10 acre blocks. It was here at ‘Katnook’ that the Coonawarra wine region was born.
Riddoch planted 140 acres of vines and his first vintage in 1895 was a modest event in a neighbouring nursery shed. However, his second, with a much greater volume of fruit and attended to by qualified winemaker William Salter was made in the woolshed at ‘Katnook’ in 1896. By all accounts this second vintage gave an indication of the outstanding quality that was to come.

Katnook Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon

45 in stock

Philip Shaw The Idiot Shiraz

Philip Shaw The Idiot Shiraz

Philip Shaw The Idiot Shiraz

Shiraz from the Orange region is reminiscent of the wine produced in Northern Rhone, France. The wine displays distinct bright spice with a fine pepper character typical of cooler regions.

The Idiot does not follow the rules of convention; a fool to some, a genius to others. We embrace the unconventional and complex character of our shiraz. Not afraid to make a statement, this wine captures the playful, eccentric and unique elements of shiraz from our cool climate

Growing Season 2016:
We had a long and cold winter with plenty of good rainfall leading into the 2016 growing season. However, warm weather through October and November set the tone for an early harvest. December rains recharged the soils and gave the vines the push they needed.
Harvest started in mid-February and was hard and fast, finishing in late March. The harvest period was characterized by warm days with mild nights providing ideal ripening and picking conditions. Above average temperatures in March resulted in riper fruit flavours and depth, with the cool night helping to retain delicacy and freshness.
Winemaking:

• Hand sorted
• Whole berry fermentation in open vats
• Extended time of skins
• Maturation in older French oak
• Racked once during maturation
• Natural malolactic fermentation in spring

Tasting notes:

The Idiot is dark garnet with a purple hue. This cool climate Shiraz is true to its region and variety. It has a fragrant bouquet with juicy red fruits and blueberry. The palate is succulent yet elegant. It has bountiful fruit and spice finishing with fine savoury tannins.

To see our full range of Philip Shaw product go to  https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/philip-shaw/

To see more information on the winery go to http://www.philipshaw.com.au/

Philip Shaw The Idiot Shiraz is a great wine at the right price

The Orange wine region is uniquely classified by both geographical and altitudinal boundaries. Located approximately 260km west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Ranges, the Orange Geographical Indication (GI) begins at 600 meters (1,968 ft) with vineyards planted as high as 1,100 meters (3,608 ft). Due to the high elevation, the climate of the Orange wine region is one of the coolest in Australia. The rainfall is winter-spring dominant. The three driest months are the ripening period of February, March and April. Orange is also noted for intense sunlight, which, coupled with the cool growing season, result in wines of bright fruit and distinct elegance.

Philip Shaw The Idiot Shiraz

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