Happy Aussie Day!
Sunday January 26, 2020
Happy Aussie Day!
Australia has a long history, beyond the colonisation by the British empire started way back late 1700’s, to what Australia is currently. It is the 6th largest country by total land mass area, and coincidentally their 6th largest agricultural export is wine! Australia is a mega-diverse country with wide landscapes, deserts and tropical rainforests and a vast number of wildlife species; making it such a wonderful place to experience in both nature and culture.
To celebrate the Australia Day this 26th of January, we’re featuring some of our favourite Australian wines you may not have tried before!
The 2016 Blue Eyed Boy is dense in color with vibrant dark purple hues. Powerful yet delicate. Full bodied, well defined tannins provide the backbone, as the wine fills the mouth and continues to evolve with every glass poured. (Source: www.mollydookerwines.com)
Produced in McLaren Vale, a 30-minute easy drive from Adelaide. Mollydooker has an established reputation for producing world-class wines which was founded by Sarah and Sparky Marquis back in 2005.
Grey Label Shiraz was sourced from vineyards ranging in altitudes from about 50m near the coast to 200m where McLaren Vale merges with the Adelaide Hills.(Source: www.wolfblass.com) Wolf Blass is an Australian winery situated in Nuriootpa, South Australia within the Barossa Valley wine region.
Jacob’s Creek is a small creek that runs through the wine-producing region of the Barossa Valley, 80 km north of Adelaide, South Australia. The creek itself is only several kilometres long and flows westwards from its beginning in the Barossa Ranges, eventually meeting the North Para River.
Amon-Ra Shiraz is an iconic wine that epitomises Ben Glaetzer’s passion to create wines that are full flavoured, multi layered and intense but still elegant, stylish and finely balanced.(source: glazer.com) The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. Over a century later, winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established Glaetzer Wines, a boutique family owned winery producing premium Barossa Valley wines. Today Colin’s son Ben carries on the wine making traditions at Glaetzer Wines.
St Henri is a time-honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, and an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among high quality Australian red wines as it does not rely on any new oak.
Proudly, a wine style that hasn’t succumbed to the dictates of fashion or commerce. (Source: www.penfolds.com)
“Our Quintet blend remains the flagship wine of our estate, representing the initial vision Dr John Middleton had when discovering the unique site that is Mount Mary. It’s hard to remember a Quintet that displayed such lifted aromatics on release as this 2017 vintage.” (Source: www.mountmary.com.au)
This 2018 Jacob’s Creek reserve is tight and composed. A solid palate and a long flavourful finish. The creek lent its name to the famous wine brand Jacob's Creek, which is produced by Orlando Wines, located 2 km southwest along the Barossa Valley Highway.
“Chardonnay remains the premier white grape of the Yarra Valley. In seasons like 2017, we believe it can rival some of the best Chardonnays of the world. We aim to make a Chardonnay with great length, which reaches a balance between richness and elegance. While some techniques are borrowed from the Burgundians, there are some departures from traditional practice in response to local factors, which ensures a unique wine. ” (Source: www.mountmary.com.au)
Be sure as well to check out our library collection of a lesser known but very unique offering from Barossa’s Sami-Odi winery, here.