Photo: Bethany Winery, Barossa Valley South Australia
Australian wines under 20 dollars - There is plenty of choice in this category and you can find plenty of fun, drinkable and delicious surprises for your money. Ready for drinking now, suitable for cellaring.
Grapes used in Australia wines include Shiraz, the most produced variety, then Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. White wines also include Semillon, Riesling and Colombard. Other red wine varieties include Merlot, Grenache and Pinot Noir, a number of others are also growing in popularity.
Partners - Cabernet Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are blended to produce a medium bodied dry red. Showcasing dark berry flavours and velvety textures with joicy strawberry, cinnamon and nutmeg aromas. Great for pizza or spaghetti bolognese.
Colour Deep red with purple hues with a liquorice and spice aromas - bursting with fresh blackberry and blackcurrant flavours on a front palate, with solid tannins providing the wine with good length and a smooth finish.
May be cellared for up to 3 years. Tatachilla wines www.tatachillawinery.com.au/.
Barwang 2008 Shiraz
From the Hilltops region - this wine displays rich plum and prune flavours elegantly balanced with subtle vanilla oak. Colour is a deep crimson with brick red hues. Silky with nutmeg and vanilla flavours. Produced from from the Hilltops region in NSW, a region known for producing elegantly long lived wines.
Tatachilla wines http://www.mcwilliams.com.au/.
Vintage 2008 Shiraz Cabernet
This Shiraz Cabernet has been meticulously blended to produce a wine of outstanding dimension, structure with balance and flavour. Fresh flavours of mulberry, blackberry and stewed ripe plums burst to life in the mouth while retaining a softness that makes for an elegant wine.
Mitcham Estate is situated in the foothills of Adelaide in South Australia, one of Australia’s most prestigious wine growing regions. The Mitcham Estate range has been meticulously blended to produce a wine of exception quality, showing classic regional characteristics.
You can cellar this wine for up to 5 years www.lavinawines.com.au.
Vintage 2008 Shiraz
Colour: A rich red with hues of dark purple. Concentrated spicy plums and red berries with defined spices. Palate: An upfront bouquet of blackberry and pepper, rounded by subtle hints of vanilla and oak. This juicy Shiraz is bound to satisfy even the most stubborn of palates. Region South Eastern Australia.
Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years www.lavinawines.com.au.
Our Long Flat Cabernet Merlot is a blend that we have refined over forty vintages. The Cabernet contributes structure and ripe blackcurrant characters, which are complemented by the plum and berry characters of the Merlot. They create just the right balance of juicy flavour, depth of colour and fine grained tannins. This Long Flat Red has always had a strong following because of its “drinkability”.
This Merlot displays the aroma of dark berries and green olives. The palate is rich and soft, full of dark berry and chocolate characters. We believe this is a great example of what Merlot is like as a straight varietal. This Merlot is an easy drinking style making it a wine that everyone enjoys.
Our Long Flat Shiraz Viognier is a vibrant, soft and fruit driven wine. Vibrant red with pink hues, and a bouquet of lifted violets, orange blossom and honey undertones. An easy drinking, medium bodied wine with soft velvet tannins. The perfume fruit characters of the viognier linger on the palate whilst the shiraz adds structure and depth to the palate.
Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Mostly known for its red wines, the Rouge Homme range includes Shiraz Cabernet, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as one white wine, Rouge Homme Unoaked Chardonnay.
Free draining soils and cool, slow ripening conditions allowed the grapes to develop intense varietal flavours. Exhibits aromas of blackberry, mint and spice, palate is medium to full bodied with sweet blackberry flavours with tobacco and mint.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Wine flavours of rich dark berries, chocolate and earthy characters. Low yields and careful management in the vineyard produce wines of elegance, complexity and true varietal character.
Wine produced in Chile. A unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmernere gra[es. the long lost French varietal, dissapeared in France in the 19th Century from philloxera. This varietal was rediscovered in Chile, almost growing wild. This wine, has a ruby red colour with a delicate chocolate aroma also reminiscent of vanilla, coffee and butterscotch. It has a powerful body and is full to the palate, with a soft and generous long finish.
May be cellared for up to 6 years.
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