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Australian Wine Entertaining Case - 1

Australian Wine Entertaining Case – 1

Australian Wine Entertaining Case – 1

Six wines for the perfect lunch. Two red, two white, some fizz and a sweetie.

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

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Australian Wine Entertaining Case – 1

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£79.00 per case

Soldiers Block Shiraz

Soldiers Block Shiraz

Soldiers Block Shiraz – Delicate red fruit and herbal aromas open up to a palate of ripe mulberry and plum fruit. the fine grained tannin and vanilla from the oak, work in balance to deliver a wine of poise and elegance.

Soldiers Block Shiraz is sourced from ancient Victorian soils in order to achieve a wine with greater finesse, purity and structure as well as typical eucalypt flavours and saline finish associated with the area. Picked at night and crushed within an hour of picking before being sent to the fermentation tanks. The Shiraz grapes were fermented in temperature-controlled tanks maintained at 22 – 25ºC to avoid extracting any harsh tannins, with the fermentations pumped over to extract good colour. 20% of the final blend is barrel aged. The winemaker also added 5% Malbec at the end of the whole process – a sneaky technique that gives a mulberry fruit twist on the finish.

Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of naughty bacon fat. True to the varietal, the tiny proportion of Malbec in this blend gives a flowery perfume. This vintage is our brightest, most dangerously drinkable Shiraz to date due to its fine, bright fruit and soft silky elegance.

Drink with Moroccan lamb tagine, roast vegetables and hard cheeses

You can see our full range of Soldiers Block wines at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/soldiers-block/

To see more information on the producer go to https://boutinot.com/wines/soldiers-block-shiraz-victoria/pdf/

 

8 in stock

Deakin Estate Viognier

Deakin Estate Chardonnay

Deakin Estate Chardonnay is rich and smooth with ripe fruit-salad flavours. A delicious Chardonnay that delivers on fruit flavour without being over-the-top.

  • Varietal: Chardonnay Region: Big River Zone
  • Style: Fresh, Balanced, elegant. Taste: White peach, pear, hints of citrus.
  • Drink with: Roast chicken, salmon, creamy pasta sauces.
  • Enjoy now or over next 2-3 years.
  • Vegan Friendly.

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

To see our full range of Deakin Estate product go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/deakin-estate/

Deakin Estate’s vineyards are located in the Big Rivers region, where the mighty rivers weave across the land, bringing life to the region and to our vines. Rich, fertile soils, and a warm, sunny climate also create a perfect environment for growing quality fruit to make these delicious wines.

Deakin Estate Chardonnay

9 in stock

Stump Jump Riesling/Marsanne/Sauvignon

Stump Jump Riesling/Marsanne/Sauvignon

Stump Jump Riesling/Marsanne/Sauvignon

This is a fresh, lively medium dry white wine on the palate and already shows a lovely viscous character, then the nuttiness of the Marsanne, while the finish is dominated by the slight talc and sweetness of the Sauvignon Blanc. These flavours are balanced by integrated acidity that doesn’t interfere with the fruit or flavours.

All of the varieties in this blend shine through and contribute to this complex and well-built wine. Lifted fresh cut grass and snap pea aromatics hint at Sauvignon Blanc with lemon and lime sherbet from the Riesling exploding from the glass. The Rhone varieties play lightly on the nose with tropical flowers, fresh pineapple, dry hay, and candied ginger peeking through. The palate shows red apple skins, ripe pear, and white peach with some pithy grapefruit texture, all balanced by some nutty creamy notes. A welcoming hint of the candied ginger returns and lingers on a long, fresh, and vibrant finish. The wine begins with loads of fruit which carries through the palate to a long satisfying finish held tightly poised by a fine and long acid line. This is a seriously enjoyable wine and is the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to summer meals.

The 2016 Vintage started a few days earlier than ever before due to the dry conditions, but relieving rains arrived in late January/ early February, reducing stress for the final stages of ripening. The earlier harvested fruit achieved fruit ripeness at relatively low Baumes due to the rain event. These wines are bright, spicy and vibrant with a lovely long acid and elegance. As vintage progressed the concentration grew and the colour intensified, resulting in more weighty wines without overripe characters.

Stump Jump Riesling/Marsanne/Sauvignon – Another great wine from the d’Arenberg dynasty

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/

 

15 in stock

d'Arenberg Vintage Fortified Shiraz

d'Arenberg Vintage Fortified Shiraz 50cl

d’Arenberg Vintage Fortified Shiraz, another classic from this famous Australian producer.

From the first declared vintage in 1928, their fortified wines have been Shiraz based, and the vines that produced the original vintage still provide the grapes for this wine. These old vines are stumpy, gnarled and deep rooted, distinguished by their small bunches of highly coloured and intensely flavoured grapes.

2018 is a tale of two vintages for red wines in McLaren Vale. Winter rain ensured the soil reached filled capacity and set the vines up perfectly with healthy balanced canopies. A normal spring and an unseasonably cool January and February meant most vines remained stress free and for early picked parcels flavour ripeness was achieved at reasonably low sugar levels and high natural acidity. However, a sustained heat wave in early March forced frantic picking and resulted in rich ripe characters.

Generosity is the theme of this wine. The aromatic nose is a gift of chocolate, fresh pipe tobacco, and Christmas pudding, with fresh violets lingering in the background together with an array of spices, from nutmeg and cinnamon, to cloves and ginger. This wine has been fortified with high quality brandy spirit during the natural fermentation process. This has captured the beautiful character of the fermenting grapes. The palate is packed with intense flavours of plummy sweet fruit, figs, nuts, dried apricot, and exotic lively spice. Natural acidity has been retained and provides a structure on which the generous fruit body of this wine can sit. Chewy grape tannins carry this generosity through on a long and warm finish.

d’Arenberg Vintage Fortified Shiraz from McLaren Vale, a great example of this typically aussie style of wine.

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/

 

d’Arenberg – one of Australia’s first families of wine.

6 in stock

River Retreat Sparkling Case

River Retreat Sparkling Brut

River Retreat Sparkling Brut

NV BRUT Winemaking The grapes were picked during the cool of the night, the fruit was de-stemmed and pumped into the press. Only the best quality of free run juice was taken off; then clarified before adding yeast. The fermentation was carried out at a cool temperature to maintain the fruit flavours. After fermentation the base wine was allowed to rest on yeast lees for 6 months before undergoing a second fermentation to produce the fine bubbles. The Wine Light green straw in colour with a fine persistant bead showing lifted aromas of citrus and apple. Tasting soft and refreshing with light creaminess and balance.

With Food – A delicate wine well matched with soft cheeses and canapes. Wine Information Varietal/s: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Region: Murray Darling Alc: 11.5% VOL Acid: 6.0g/L pH: 3.47

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

To find out more about the River Retreat range go to https://trenthamestate.com.au/riverretreat

Trentham Estate is proud to announce its continued commitment to water conservation and wetland restoration, through a new partnership with the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd.

Trentham Estate has long strived to provide support to localised Murray Darling research activities for sustainable water supply, quality and capacity. With the recent closure of the Lower Basin Laboratory in Mildura, it has looked to another respected organisation to support during a time of much strain on the local environment. For over 20 years, the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd has worked on wetlands throughout the Murray-Darling Basin, restoring and improving the management of wetlands throughout the catchment, of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Trentham Estate’s River Retreat label, now vegan friendly, will proudly continue Trentham’s dedication to corporate responsibility – whereby every bottle purchased of River Retreat wine will result in a donation towards the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group.

With many great projects currently underway in the far-west region of NSW, the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group will benefit greatly from these ongoing funds.

“We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the restoration of our precious river system and we are confident that the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group will make a real difference within the river region.” says winemaker Anthony Murphy.

River Retreat Sparkling Brut

40 in stock

Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Producer Profile -Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Masters of Wine, Giles Cooke & Fergal Tynan, founded Thistledown Wines in 2010 after discovering iconic vineyard sites in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.

They make hand-made, small batch wines that perfectly illustrate the benefits of great sites and intelligent, minimalist winemaking.

Viticulture

The Shiraz was all picked from one old vineyard in the Riverland, a property that has been growing grapes since the early soldier settlements.

Winemaking

Fermented using wild yeasts. A short ageing in old French oak followed by bottling young to preserve the hugely aromatic, textural deliciousness that we sought from the outset.

Oak Ageing

Time: Short aging
Type: French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note – Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Excited by the response they got from the Gorgeous Grenache, they have taken a similarly left-field take on Shiraz by taking old vines and co-fermenting with a little Zibibbo to make a delicious, but very different Shiraz. On the nose there are peaches, ripe nectarine, wild raspberry and a little spice. The palate is soft and slurpy, the texture silky and any tannins just add a little seasoning – like macerated strawberries and black pepper. Turning a previously undervalued resource into something that is hugely enjoyable and ultimately gorgeous.

Food Matching

Roasted lamb, beef stews and strong hard cheeses.

Awards – Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Jancis Robinson 16 Points
Arresting bottle! Yes indeed – this is gorgeous! Round and sweet with the Muscat of Alexandria (clever alternative name chosen for it) well submerged in the luscious Shiraz. Where grown, I wonder? Not amazingly long but VGV. 16 Points, JR, April 2022.
James Halliday 90 Points
A pulpy and reductively handled, fuller than mid-weighted, easygoing, warm-climate Australian shiraz, with a swirl of whole-berry bubblegum, purple and blue fruits, licorice straps, nori and smoked meat riffs, with plenty of sap. The vibrant florals impart life, rather than any bright acidity per se. I’d drink this on the cooler side. 90 Points, NG(MW), September 2022.
Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 92 Points
The 2021 Gorgeous Shiraz is bright and light, with aromas of deli meat and star anise, raspberry and pink peppercorns, red apple skins and black humbugs. How utterly gorgeous. Aptly named. 92 Points, EL, September 2022.

o find out more about the Thistledown winery click here 

To see our full range of Thistledown wines go to their page on our website

Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

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7 in stock

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