A Twelve Bottle Barossa Wine selection is all you need for the festive season ahead and we have put together an assortment of wines to cater for your festive celebrations.
Featuring premium artisan brands across the Barossa region and showcasing wines of value and quality. This wine selection will please all wine lovers at your Christmas gathering.
Something to get started……… Chaffey Bros. Sparkling Riesling, dry, light & crisp…Prosecco like, chill and serve.
White Wine……. Bring on the canapes or layer an array of seasonal seafood indulgences with white wines of Eden Valley. Chill and enjoy the Sorby Adams 2019 Jellicoe Riesling - dry and crisp. Or offer a fruity Stage Door Wine Co. Gruner Veltliner….. Perhaps Garden & Field Vermentino?
Rose wine, of course Dandelion Vineyards have handcrafted a delicious 100% Grenache Rose wine, think French provincial – dry with delicate notes of strawberries and toffee apples!
Time for RED WINE…… hello Barossa Shiraz! Gatt Wines Sparkling Shiraz will be the perfect match chilled with an array of BBQ infused rosemary lamb cutlets or vine ripened tomatoes and Halloumi skewers.
How about a Pinot Noir or Merlot by Riley’s of Eden Valley, medium bodied, low tannin and bursting with raspberry and cherry fruit flavours?
Traditional reds are quintessential in any Barossa wine pack and we could not resist to include the Poonawatta Cuttings Shiraz, top shelf of course. It’s Christmas! For those who seek more indulgence and elegance, Eden Hall Block 4 Shiraz has always been noted as a five star wine.
Dessert Wines are always best enjoyed with any sweet treat. Poonawatta have crafted a delicious semi-sweet Riesling and would match perfectly with a very large serving of Pavlova. But for others, a fortified wine is the obvious choice and we could not go past the Eden Hall Ratafia 2006 Riesling.
It’s a one pack, Barossa wine, party pack!
Wine value: $364.50
Vineyard: Merlot is grown on the Riley's estate located approximately central in the Eden Valley wine region. The soil profile is predominately sandy loam over clay, which allows for good drainage and water retention throughout the drier months. The vineyard is ideal for Merlot grapes, with cool evening temperatures developing into warm to hot days at an altitude of 440m. Minimal irrigation is required with most years stated as a 'Dry Grown' vineyard.
Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. Due to the site elevation and vineyard establishment, little frost settled on the grape vines. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. The Shiraz grapes were not affected by this due to no irrigation established on site and allowed the Shiraz grapes to ripen with full colour and flavour intensity.
Wine making: The Merlot grapes were hand picked and made on the family estate. The juice was gently pressed in a traditional basket press before skin contact and increased ferment temperatures assisted wine making to maintain colour and delicate aromas of the Merlot grapes. Within weeks the processed wine was transferred to seasoned French oak barriques to mature for a further 18 months.
Appearance: Deep purple
Aroma/Bouquet: Dark berry fruits are dominating with intense satsuma plum and morello cherry.
Palate: A medium to full bodied wine on the palate with plush dark red berries and hints of blue fruits. Obvious notes of dark chocolate and mint weave through the palate to deliver a silky smooth but slightly grippy finish.
Food Pairing: Grilled meats, caramelized onion with roast tomatoes and goat curd or something sweet dark chocolate fondue with fresh berries.
Residual Sugar: NA
Cellar potential: 15+ years
Wine consultant: Joanne Irvine