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Barossa Shiraz

Barossa Shiraz
Barossa Shiraz is an iconic red wine coming from the Barossa Valley wine-growing region of South Australia. The grape is native to the Northern Rhône Valley of France, where it is called Syrah with the best expressions in the legendary appellations of Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. The first plantings of the Shiraz vines in the Barossa are dating back to 1842 when the German migrant Christian Auricht has established a trading village named Langmeil. By early 1980 the grape had fallen out of favour with wine drinkers, with many seeing it as inferior to Cabernet Sauvignon. The producers were paid out from the state to pull out the old Shiraz vines and to replant with Cabernet Sauvignon. Thankfully, several wineries decided instead to invest their time into their old vines some of which were 150 years old. From these vines is later born the iconic Barossa Shiraz wine Grange. The style of the classical and traditional Barossa Shiraz is characterised as a full-bodied red wine with its rich, chocolate flavour loaded with spicy and jammy notes with tremendous ageing potential. Barossa Shiraz has become a benchmark all over the world.




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