- Home:South Australia
- Style:Full-bodied / Soft / Smooth
- Taste:Red berries / Dark fruits / Hint of spice
- Food:Roast Lamb / Beef Casserole / Hearty Pasta Dishes
- Awards:Not yet!
- Lifestyle:2017 vintage: not vegetarian, 2016 vintage: not vegetarian
Legend has it that the grape variety originated in Shiraz in the Persian Empire, then made its way to France, particularly the Rhone region, and spread throughout the word to be grown in Chile, South Africa, USA and New Zealand. Anyway legend smedge-end, whatever happened we are happy it made its way to Australia and is now firmly the country’s iconic wine.
Our Shiraz comes from South Australia which is a massively important wine state, responsible for producing almost 50% of Australia’s annual production.
In some countries Shiraz is known as Syrah, which can mean a lighter bodied style, but ours is a big old fruit bomb that shows off the grape’s best assets, without being massively heavy.
Geek fact: Shiraz was one of the original grape varieties brought into Australia, with some vineyards dating back to 1843, meaning the country has the world’s oldest Shiraz vines still in production.