Pre-Order Deadline has passed! This Australian blend showcases the best qualities of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Cabernet provides structure and subtle herbal notes, while the Shiraz brings richness and dash of black pepper. The regions warm climate and fertile soils contribute to the wine’s brilliant fruit concentration and depth. The aromas and flavours are big and bold in this Riverland blend. Intense flavours of cassis, blackberry and plum are balanced by hints of leather, vanilla, and spice. The wines silky tannins lend to a smooth mouthfeel, while the vibrant acidity adds freshness to this classic Australian blend.
This warm wine producing region extends for 330 kilometres along the Murray River and is located just east of the Barossa Valley. It is the largest wine region in terms of size, number of growers, volume of grapes crushed annually and wine grape varieties available. The Continental climate brings long hours of sunshine, ensuring the grapes reach their optimal ripeness. The healthy soils and temperate climate make the region a perfect fit for grape growing. Cabernet and Shiraz are of the top varietals planted here, producing rich and intense wines. A region with a rich history in winegrowing and winemaking.
Suggested food pairings include steak with peppercorn sauce, grilled vegetable stacks and aged gouda.
Arrives March 2024. Labels included. With grape skins.
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One of the reasons that Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world is that it is a very versatile grape. Its strong characteristics make perfect for blending as it is easily complimented by other grape varieties. If you like Cabernet Sauvignon, you will enjoy this version of this classic grape!
Due to the popularity of Australian wines this grape is now probably better known to most wine drinkers as Shiraz, however in France (its original home) and most growing regions of the world it is still known as Syrah. While largely a blending grape in the Rhone region wines of France, most other growing regions feature Shiraz on its own. Look for nice berry flavours with a lively spiciness- very enjoyable.
Southern Australia’s picturesque wine region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends for over 300km along the Murray River. This long-established region has more Chardonnay plantings than all the Southern wine growing regions combined in Australia. Chardonnay from this region is vibrant with ripe flavours and oak is often used to support the richness of the wines and add further complexity. Riverland’s continental climate, flat terrain and long hours of sunshine mean the vines receive consistent, quality sunlight, greatly reducing their chance of disease and ensuring fully ripe, flavourful fruit. The Riverland region is the largest producer of wine in all of Australia. The scenic region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends along the Murray River for more than 300km. The hot, dry continental climate with endless sunshine and cool nights makes the region one of the most perfect places for growing grapes. With minimal rainfall in the region the Murray River provides much-needed water to the area’s vineyards to help irrigate the vines to ensure fully ripe and flavourful fruit. It a place that where citrus and stone fruit tress are abundant and where world class grapes are grown alongside the wildlife filled wetland and the mighty Murray River.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Big reds like Cabernet and ultra premium wines will have higher levels of oak as it adds to the complexity and finish that wine drinkers expect.