Barossa - Eden Valley Merlot and Cabernet Franc Blend
Forbes & Forbes Fraternal Blend is a much loved blend of two Bordeaux varieties; Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Adverse weather conditions during the 2011 ripening period meant the Cabernet Sauvignon did not achieve ripeness. In the absence of this variety the Alexander Murray blend could not be made and a new blend known as the Fraternal Blend was created Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Franc (25%).
Vineyard: Single vineyard located on the outskirts of the township Springton, Eden Valley. Hand managed with an elevation of 440m.
Season: The adverse weather conditions during the 2011 were challenging to say the least. A season not typical within the Barossa and a long cool and wet ripening. However, viticulture skills were put to a test this year and delivered some exceptional results within the Eden Valley region of the Barossa. If your terroir consisted of sandy loam soil, shale and rocky outcrops over the red clay than the skills of delivering a quality parcel of wine grapes was all up to the management, that's viticulture of course!
Wine making: Picked and gently pressed on skins for 4-6 weeks before transferred to seasoned French Oak for maturing.
Appearance: Deep purple with brick red hues.
Aroma/Bouquet: Raspberry characters and rich black fruits with a touch of tawny and seasoned french oak on the nose.
Palate: Aged characters showing through with a lovely overtone of blackberries and soft cherries.
Food Pairing: Duck with honey, soy and ginger, oxtail stew, ratatouille, vegetarian lasagna just to name a few...
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 5+ years
Winemaker: Colin Forbes
Barossa - Eden Valley Wine Pack
A unique creation of Bordeaux varietals handcrafted from the Forbes vineyards within Barossa's Eden Valley wine region; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc.
Hidden gems, grown within a region renowned for producing wines of fruit intensity, aromatics and deep alluring colour. Each wine was hand-picked and gentle pressed before barrel ageing in seasoned French Oak hogsheads.
Decanting will increase the enjoyment of each wine. We recommend matching with tomato based cuisine or rich slow cooked Beef Cheeks and Mushroom Risotto.
Six Bottle Pack Includes;
3 x Forbes & Forbes Fraternal Blend - 2011
3 x Forbes & Forbes Alexander Murray - 2014
Barossa - Eden Valley Riesling
Vineyard: The vineyard was planted in the early 1920's and is renowned for delivering excellent Riesling fruit. Old vines still need meticulous attention which most requirements are done so by hand management. Dry grown outside the town of Springton on the southern end of the Eden Valley wine region.
Season: The adverse weather conditions during the 2011 were challenging to say the least. A season not typical within the Barossa and a long cool and wet ripening. However, viticulture skills were put to a test this year and delivered some exceptional results within the Eden Valley region of the Barossa - The high country.
If terroir consisted of sandy loam, shale and rocky outcrops over the red clay, than the skills of delivering a quality parcel of wine grapes was all up to the management, that's viticulture of course!
Appearance: Golden colour with green hues
Aroma/Bouquet: A lively herbaceous aroma with toasty buttery richness.
Palate: Mouth-filling lime citrus with toasty nut overtones. A softly textured wine which lingers to delicate fruit flavours on the finish.
Food Pairing: Matured cheese, Snapper Curry, Indian or full flavoured Cuisine and cream based pasta dishes.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 10+ years
Winemaker: Colin Forbes
Magnificent Merlot - a delightful selection of six hand crafted wines.
Merlot is a magnificent red wine variety of Barossa's Eden Valley region and one the Merlot guru, James Irvine has proven countless times. Each single site wine has been handcrafted from vine to bottle but the secret in this elegant, fruit driven, red variety is where it is grown. Cooler vineyard sites with warm day temperatures, partnered with site and clone selection is what the wine lovers are talking about. A must try sample selection of Merlot and Merlot blends.
Six Bottle Selection Includes;
Bonus Offer: FREE FREIGHT with purchase.