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Sandscrub
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Sandscrub

Barossa Valley, Rusden, 2002

750 ml
Grape variety: Shiraz
Producer: Rusden Wines / Christine & Dennis Canute
Origin: Australia / South Australia / Barossa Valley
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Article nr. 52046702
Grape variety: Shiraz
Producer: Rusden Wines / Christine & Dennis Canute
Origin: Australia / South Australia / Barossa Valley

Description

Deep, lively red colour with purple hue. The nose has an intense concentration of overripe blackcurrant, eucalyptus and smokiness. On palate the wine is powerful and concentrated but also has a lively freshness that comes though to balance the opulence of the old vines. An extraordinary wine of enormous length.

Attributes

Origin: Australia / South Australia / Barossa Valley
Grape variety: Shiraz
Maturity: 8 to 30 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Vinification: use of traditional basket press
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in new barriques
Bottling: no filtration
Maturation duration: 48 months
Volume: 15.5 %
Countries

Australia

Australia – A rapid rise to the international elite.

Australia, separated from the other continents by oceans for roughly 50 million years, has almost two hundred years of viticulture history. For a long time, Australians pressed their wines for their own use, with simple, undemanding vines. But later the country began to specialize in classic, European varieties. And with great success –Australian wines today enjoy great prestige and are consumed worldwide..

Regions

South Australia

South Australia: Shiraz as a driving force

South Australia, with the Barossa Valley as the most well-known cultivation area and the city of Adelaide as a wine metropolis, is without a doubt the centre of the Australian wine economy. The wines produced here have brought the Shiraz from “down under” worldwide recognition. They are fully concentrated wines with dark-berried cassis fruit and masterfully supportive oak wood spices. But Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Riesling play more than just a supporting role.

Subregions

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley: well-proportioned abundance

The Barossa Valley is the epitome of Australian red wines with lavish fruit richness and focused strength. But the valley is not just a preferred terroir for Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet, and co. – there are also huge winery facilities where grapes are processed from other cultivation areas in South Australia. Thus, the valley has become a center of Australian winemaking, bringing concentrated yet balanced crops into bottles.

Grape varieties

Shiraz

A hint of pepper

The legend stubbornly persists that the Syrah variety came from the Persian city of Shiraz. Yet, researchers have shown that it is a natural crossing of two old French varieties: the red Dureza from the Rhône Valley and the white Mondeuse blanche from Savoy. Wines from Syrah are gentle and concentrated. They smell of dark berries, violets and liquorice, and amaze with a piquant touch of white pepper. As varietal wines, they are found on the northern Rhone, as in the Hermitage or Côte Rôtie appellations, as well as in Swiss Valais. In the southern Rhône Valley, Syrah is often wedded with Grenache and Mourvèdre. In 1832, a Frenchman brought the variety to Australia, where it became the emblem of the national wine industry. There, the weightiest versions develop with typical notes of tar and chocolate.