Daily Wine 6/16/2017

Teusner The Riebke Shiraz
A rich and intense full-bodied red wine with gritty tannins and deep blackberry fruits with secondary flavores of chocolate and black pepper.

Daily Wine 6/16/17:

Teusner Wines – The Riebke – Ebenezer Road – Shiraz – Barossa Valley – 2004

  • This wine is 100% Shiraz sourced from the sixth-generation Riebke growers from the Barossa Valley is South Australia, Australia.
  • Kym Teusner and Mick Page started Teusner Wines in 2001 after a discussion in a pub about some growers contemplating the removal of extremely old Grenache and Shiraz vines.
  • Access to these old vines allowed them to have dense and concentrated wines in the inaugural vintages.
  • The Barossa Valley is one of the most important wine-producing regions in Australia, especially in the Barossa zone of South Australia.
  • Barossa has some of the oldest vines in the world, reaching over 125 years old in some vineyards.
  • Phylloxera has never affected South Australia and became the top growing region of Australia when both New South Wales and Victoria were destroyed by the louse.
  • The Barossa Valley Shiraz’s style has a reputation for being rich, full-bodied, and dense with soft tannins.
  • Pair this with beef, lamb, and venison.
Head-trained old vines from the Riebke vineyard. 
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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