Shiraz thrives in Australia’s warm climate and is the country’s most celebrated and most planted variety. Odyssey blends Shiraz from the Riverland and Barossa Valley regions. The Riverland’s long sunny days fully ripen grapes, producing deliciously fruity wines with generous dark berry and plum aromas and flavours. Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest Shiraz vines and is known for highly concentrated fruit, packed with black fruit flavours and ripe tannin.
Riverland Shiraz is pre-oaked with French oak for a subtle infusion of vanilla, maple, and sweet spice. Barossa Shiraz is blended in to amplify ripe black fruit, dark chocolate, and licorice flavours. A mix of American and French oak during fermentation further refines notes of spice and vanilla and lends silky tannin. Last but not least, Hungarian Acacia enhances texture and body.
The result is a bold, rich, full-bodied wine with luscious blackberry and plum flavours layered with chocolate, vanilla and sweet spice, culminating in a warm lengthy finish.
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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.
The Barossa is one of the world's great wine growing areas, with more than 150 wineries. Seven generations of grape growers and winemakers have established this fertile land as one of Australia's top wine regions with consistently outstanding vintages over the past 160 years. The Barossa region of Australia in Barossa is home to some of the world’s oldest Shiraz vines and is known for highly concentrated fruit, packed with black fruit flavours and ripe tannin.
The Riverland region wraps around the Murray Darling river, basking in the hot South Australia sun. The Mediterranean climate and long sunny days make for vibrant fully ripened grapes. The winding river provides relief from the sometimes-intense heat, vital access to water for irrigation, and contributes to the region’s fertile soils.
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.