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Auswines Christmas Entertaining Case

Auswines Seasonal Case – 2

Auswines Entertaining Case

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

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£104.95 £99.00 per case

FSW 8B Wratonbully Botrytis Viognier

FSW 8B Wratonbully Botrytis Viognier (37.5cl)

FSW 8B Wratonbully Botrytis Viognier – Autumn in Wrattonbully – dewy mornings, soft mists and warm sun on ripe grapes – perfect for ‘Botrytis cinerea’ and the naturally alluring Viognier grape to unite and create the golden nectar that becomes Yalumba Hand Picked Botrytis Viognier. The intense flavours of Viognier have great synergy with the richness of the Botrytis, offering opulent flavours of apricots, peaches and spice. Exotic, luscious, long and elegant, this wine is an experience to be shared.

A select patch of our Viognier vines are encouraged to grow a dense canopy reducing air flow and encouraging the infection by and growth of Botrytis cinerea. Botrytised grapes are difficult to press and several pressings are required to liberate all of the viscous nectar. Good quality juices are hard to ferment, so a special yeast strain is used to balance the ideal sugar levels, allowing the wine to find its natural balance.

The nose is intense honeysuckle, musk and vanilla with high tones of lemon thyme and ginger. The palate is long and luscious with opulent flavours of stone fruit and spice. The balance is perfect, delicately poised between sweetness and acidity. This finish is lingering and memorable.

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 click here

FSW 8B Wratonbully Botrytis Viognier a great sweetie from Yalumba

 

15 in stock

Jansz Premium NV Cuvée

Jansz Premium NV Cuvée

Tasmania is renowned as Australia’s home of great sparkling wines. The fruit used in this Jansz Premium NV Cuvée is grown on selected, cool climate vineyards across Tasmania.
To maximize blending options and complexity in the final wine, batches are kept separate during winemaking. Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle and is aged on yeast lees for as long as possible. The perfect balance for our Premium Cuvée is reached at just over two years.
Honeysuckle and citrus scents are immediately apparent with slight aromas of nougat, roasted nuts and a hint of strawberry from the Pinot Noir. A well-balanced palate of delicate fruits and creaminess fills the mouth with a lingering finish of citrus and nougat.

The Jansz Premium NV Cuvée is based upon Jansz wines of several vintages with specially selected and crafted individual batches from the cooler locations in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, with the largest regional parcels being Tasmanian. The matching of the crisp and fine flavours has resulted in a structured wine of medium body with zesty fruit characters.

To see our full range of Jansz wines take a look at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/jansz/

To learn more about the winery go to https://www.jansz.com.au/

 

16 in stock

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc – A benchmark wine for Australian Sauvignon Blanc. The Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc is unwooded to maximise its varietal character. The aroma shows restrained Sauvignon grassiness coupled with riper fruit characters. The palate is young and lively with attractive varietal flavours and refreshing acidity. A lean yet flavoursome wine.

A great aperitif or serve with seafood
Best drinking within two years
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8°C
Produced using sustainable practices

Typically it shows a pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture, which reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness. 2018 was a standout year. The growing season weather behaved well overall, giving us well-balanced acidity and good flavour development in the pink grapefuit, lavender spectrum.

From our estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers. Hand picked. Cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by maturation on lees. Early bottling to retain freshness. Outstanding quality from a growing season that threatened, at times, to be tricky. After some heat in January, the moderate, dry and sunny months of February and March delivered beautifully balanced fruit. Crop levels were slightly below average, enhancing flavour and intensity.

Rated 96 points by James Halliday.

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

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

Shaw + Smith’s Balhannah Vineyard (35 hectares of vineyard) is planted predominantly to Sauvignon Blanc and close-planted Shiraz on property surrounding the winery at 340 – 380m elevation. The soil is free draining sandy loam over red clay with underlying quartzite and shale, with varying amounts of ironstone pebbles.

Decanter says “From high elevation vineyards, where yields are kept down and the grapes are hand-picked. This features crisply-scented lemon and bell pepper aromas with a hint of apricot. It’s really well balanced in the mouth, the succulent but saline citrus fruit backed up by richer hints of stone fruit and tangerine, alongside a layer of wafting herbs. Very elegant. “

 

5 in stock

Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay

Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay

.Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay

The Great Escape Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 2015
The Great Escape is our benchmark, cool climate Chardonnay produced from fruit grown in elevated vineyard sites which allow for a long ripening period which helps to maintain the natural sugar and acid balance of the grape. With moderate alcohol, focussed, crisp citrus fruit and a mouthwatering finish, this is an accomplished, truly modern style of this noble variety.

Vintage Conditions

Another dry season, no doubt influenced by El Niño, saw McLaren Vale and the Barossa have a very early, condensed harvest but up in the Hills, it was almost the perfect season. Much improved fruit set led to a healthy crop load wth even bunches that ripened gradually through February’s perfect conditions. Looking to retain natural acidity and energy in the wine, we hand-picked in two vineyards over the course of 10 days with the end result being some of the most pristine fruit we have witnessed.

Winemaking

As with all of our wines, the winemaking process is a gentle one with the intention of preserving the natural flavours of the wine while at the same time building layers of texture.

Fruit is picked in the cool of the early morning and goes directly to press where the free run juice is run off to tank to settle. We retain a relatively high level of solids in the ferment – half of which is done in tank with regular movement of lees and half is done in used French hogsheads with regular “battonage” of the lees to build flavour and texture. We do not encourage malolactic as we want to pre

 

For more information about our selection of wines from thistledown please visit https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/thistledown/

For more information about the winery please go to :  http://www.thistledownwines.com/

.Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay – a great example of this truly Aussie varietal

2 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/

 

 

24 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

32 in stock

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