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Dry River Shiraz 75cl
The rivers of Australia
help to irrigate the vineyards. Although water is important; the drier the river the better the concentration of flavours in our wines. We are working in close partnership with a family owned winery, which pride themselves on producing consistent and good quality wines. After harvest our wine buyer travelled to Australia to specially select these wines for this range.
The vineyards of Australia cover 170 000 hectares in different wine regions in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and a smaller area in Queensland.
Australia was the¬†7th biggest wine producing country
in 2015 with around 1,200 million liters of wine produced (source OIV). But the country consumption representing less than 40% of the production. Australia is actually the 4th largest wine exporter
. The first vines arrived in the end of the eighteenth century on board the vessels of the First Fleet of Governor Phillip going to New South Wales. Today the main grape varieties cultivated in Australia wine regions include. Shiraz (syrah), cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, s√©millon, riesling, viognier, pinot noir, grenache, sangiovese, mourv√®dre and pinot grigio.
Displays a nose of smoky rich fruits with a touch of mint. Smooth and rich on the palate with spicy flavours of luscious dark berry fruits The balanced tannins help to deliver a tremendously concentrated finish.
Serve at room temperature and try partnering with spicy dishes such as Mexican fajitas or Cajun chicken.
Region: South Eastern Australia