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Auswines Shiraz Special

Auswines Shiraz Special – Six bottles of Shiraz from around the regions.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£69.94 £63.00 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/

 

40 in stock

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz 

Displays a complex nose, with a broad array of fruit and oak aromas. Medium bodied, with soft blueberry fruit, spices and subtle oak, well integrated tannin and a dry finish.

https://www.langi.com.au/

To see our full range of Mount Langi Ghiran products go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mount-langi-ghiran/

The Mount Lang Ghiran vineyard is truly unique, it’s ‘Old Block’ vineyard producing one of Australia’s most distinctive and distinguished wines, the Langi Shiraz. Our winemakers consider it a privilege to work with the amazing array of fruit delivered from the vines and are inspired to pour their talents into crafting wines that exceed expectations.
The raw elements of soil, climate and vine combine to create this unique vineyard. The weathered granite rockface and sedimentary soils, the cold prevailing winds forming off the Southern Ocean and the vinestock carried to this region by Swiss settlers in the 1800’s, all these elements play a critical role in producing the distinctive flavours of Mount Langi Ghiran wines.
Winemaking at Mount Langi Ghiran has undergone a generational shift into younger hands over the past ten years. This shift sees innovation, fresh ideas, and contemporary insight into the science of wine production. Each generation of winemakers to arrive at Mount Langi Ghiran has built upon foundations laid down by hands before them.
The Old Block at Mount Langi Ghiran, home to the iconic Langi Shiraz, was planted to the Swiss clone Shiraz taken from the 140 year old Nursery Block in Great Western. This unique clone of Shiraz matches effortlessly with the cool climate of the Grampians, producing spicy pepper characteristics for which Mount Langi Ghiran has become renowned.
In 1981, cuttings taken from the Old Block were the seedlings for the now flourishing Cliff Edge Shiraz block, warmly referred to as the ‘Baby Langi’. Mount Langi Ghiran now has 80 hectares under vine, primarily red grapes, with the dominant variety of course, being Shiraz. While 80% of the production is Shiraz, other varieties planted at the estate include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and the white varieties: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling.
With an impressive portfolio and a passionate team, the winemakers at Mount Langi Ghiran continue to meticulously develop and hone their methods, whilst producing wines that embody the essence of Mount Langi Ghiran.

Mount Langi Ghiran Billi Billi Shiraz a great wine from a wonderful winery

 

8 in stock

Stump Jump Shiraz

d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz

Stump Jump Shiraz – a staple from the iconic d’Arenberg Winery.

It is rumoured that the inventor of the Stump Jump plough, which enabled a ploughshare to jump over tree roots, had poor eyesight and required regular tests to ensure he could still operate machinery. The design of this label is inspired by an optometrist’s eyechart and serves as a makeshift sobriety test. If you can hold the bottle at arm’s length and still read the front label, you can enjoy another glass.

This is a very approachable and fun wine. The lifted nose is a cacophony of aromatic intrigue. Lifted red fruits are chased down by dark berry aromatics which then yield to typical baking spice and cracked pepper characters shared by all good McLaren Vale Shiraz. It’s almost like a race to the finish for these competing characters all vying for the lead role. Yet they also support and complement one another. It is on the palate that the value of this wine can be truly appreciated though. Generous fruit weight supports a fine tannin profile characteristics that would make this wine sit proudly amongst those many times its price. Black olive skin, earthy notes, and a subtle touch of graphite and iron round out the full palate. This wine has a welcome plushness to it, yet sits lightly on the tongue, its tannin and long acid line giving it a lively and playful feel. Have fun enjoying this wine. That’s what it is asking you to do.

Fresh and juicy, ripe red fruits mix with plums, blackcurrant, flowers and a twist of black pepper. The tannins are fine with their trademark earthiness helping keep this easy going Stump Jump Shiraz in check.

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/

 

8 in stock

Trentham Estate Shiraz

Trentham Estate Shiraz

Trentham Estate Shiraz

THE GRAPES Shiraz, also known as Syrah, is thought to originate from the Rhone Valley in France and it continues to be the most predominant variety in this region. In 1831 James Busby collected cuttings from France and brought them to Australia. By the 1860’s Shiraz was established as one of the most important grape varieties in Australia and has developed an excellent reputation and is sought after worldwide.

THE VINTAGE ‘Late but great’ sums up the 2017 vintage. Good rain in spring, followed by mild weather and only short heat waves resulted in grapes ripening slowly on the vine. It was certainly an unusually late harvest but the wines are something to be proud of – well balanced fruit, plenty of flavour and distinct varietal aromas.

THE WINEMAKING Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed and pumped into the fermentation vessel. The fruit was fermented on skins for 7 days before pressing. After pressing, the wine was matured in a combination of new and aged French and American oak barrels. The wine was then blended and bottled in June 2017.

THE WINE Dark vibrant red in colour with lifted aromas of black cherry and chocolate. On the palate concentrated dark fruit flavours are complimented by subtle oak characters of mocha and spice. Full bodied and well-structured with firm ripe tannins providing balance and length.

THE FOOD Excellent match with any grilled red meat or a rich casserole.

ANALYSIS Varietal: Shiraz Alcohol: 14.5% Acid: 6.4 g/l pH: 3.51 Sweetness: Dry

Trentham Estate Shiraz is one of the range from the Trentham’ s winery which has been operating since 1988, where it has grown from the initial 30 tonne crush to a minimal but state-of-the-art facility handling up to 5,000 tonnes of premium fruit each vintage. It allows the flexibility to perform different winemaking styles, resulting in the diverse and always consistent Trentham Estate wines.

For more information on the winery go to https://trenthamestate.com.au/the-trentham-story

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

 

6 in stock

On The Grapevine Shiraz

McWilliams On The Grapevine Shiraz

McWilliams On The Grapevine Shiraz

The On the Grapevine range is an innovative retro-inspired range when life was simple, products had an ingrained quality and people sought the better things in life. This Shiraz is no exception, a flavoursome wine of black cherry and raspberry balanced with subtle tannins that make it the perfect complement to BBQ meats or cheese.

On The Grapevine Shiraz combines the intense dark fruit aromas of plum and forest berries, with hints of spice and vanilla. On the palate it is rich and smooth, with lashes of dense ripe fruit and soft tannins. Additionally, barrel maturation in premium American and French oak adds further character to this full bodied Shiraz.

Perfect with barbecued meals, rich dishes, cheese platters and dark chocolate.

For more information on the winemaker go to https://mcwilliams.com.au/our-range/on-the-grapevine/mcwilliams-on-the-grapevine-shiraz-2017

With six consecutive generations of winemakers and over 140 years of experience, the wines they make are more than just quality, award-winning wines. They are wines that tell the story of the family and a century long love affair with winemaking.
The Australian landscape is as varied as it is vast. From hot, rural locations to mountainous cool-climate regions, the New South Wales vineyards from which McWilliam’s source their fruit embody this diversity.
The weather conditions, geography and soil are some of the key factors that inevitably leave their footprint across each bottle of wine. The McWilliam’s winemaking philosophy centres on the quality of fruit and this means that there must be an intimate understanding across all regions of the complex relationship that exists between the land, the climate and the winemaker.

Australia’s First Families of Wine is an exciting initiative created by 12 family owned Australian wineries. Together the AFFW represent 16 Australian regions across four states and with more than 1200 years of winemaking experience.
With history, heritage and provenance, the families of the AFFW are rich with unique characters, stories and icon wines that are part of Australia’s vinous past – and future.

To see our full range of McWilliams wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mcwilliams-family-winemakers/

ALC/VOL : 13.5 %
COLOUR : Dark ruby red with violet hues.
WINEMAKER : Kylie Wheeler
PEAK DRINKING : Now till 2019

 

4 in stock

Pitchfork Shiraz

Pitchfork Shiraz

Pitchfork Shiraz

VINTAGE: What a long, and strange vintage 2017 was. Every vintage is different; lessons learned from the previous year don’t always help the following year.
2017 vintage started late, two to three weeks later than the preceding couple of years. The reason for this was the mild, cool spring weather experienced all across the southern part of the state. During the middle and latter part of March the South-West region including Margaret River experienced a very unusual amount of rain and very cool weather, ripening over this period was very slow. The first suggestions of worry started to appear in growers eyes. Of recent history Margaret River has experienced very dry conditions in March and early April with the season breaking mid to late April, not a problem with all the grapes picked. But this year the concern was that if the season broke in mid April all the red grapes would be still on the vine. However anyone that lived though the late April and early May in the SouthWest of Western Australia will testify that never had we had a better, warmer early autumn. It was simply perfect; cool crisp mornings and evenings but beautiful warm and sunny days; not too hot, textbook conditions for great ripening especially for the red varieties.
WINEMAKING: Shiraz from selected premium Margaret River vineyards were used to make this wine. Fermented in open stainless steel tanks with twice daily pumpovers aiding fruit tannin development. Maturation in new, 1, 2 and 3 year old French oak for 12 months encouraged wine development and structural complexity. The objective was to produce an elegant Shiraz with complex aromas and characters and with texture and structure, the use of French oak instead of traditional American oak gives rise to a wine of greater sophistication.
COLOUR: Vibrant youthful brilliant hue of good depth.

NOSE: Ripe cherry and plum fruits with chocolaty influences.
PALATE: The palate displays good depth of fruit concentration, ripe sweet fruit fleshiness in the mid palate and good flavour extension.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION VINTAGE: 2017 VARIETY: Shiraz 100% ALCOHOL: 14.0% GROWING REGION: Margaret River

To see our full range of Pitchfork wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/pitchfork/
For more information on the winery go to https://hayshedhill.com.au/collections/pitchfork

Pitchfork Shiraz – great Western Australia wine

12 in stock

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