AUSTRALIA

THE WINE REVOLUTION

 

Australia can generally be credited with starting new world wine revolution, importing vines from Europe and revolutionising the old world wine producing methods, modernising vinification and production methods resulting in fresh, fruit driven wines of great quality. Today’s wines rarely disappoint in price versus quality and although Australia’s wine production is still relatively small the bulk producers have gained a firm foothold in the British market. It is encouraging to now see some much better quality Australian wines emerging onto the market place.

 

THE BRANDS

 

In the UK market place the early trade was dominated by the Jacobs Creek brands who can take credit for introducing most of us to Australian wine. For the on-trade we are now spoilt for choice with brands and grape varieties. Our Red Rock Chardonnay and Shiraz are two superb examples of quality Australian production. The McPeterson wines are entry level wines that drink above their class, whilst Opal Ridge and Broken Shackle blended varietals are great examples of what can be achieved with careful blending. 

White Wine

 

Red Rock Chardonnay

Bursting with tropical fruit aromas of melon, pineapple and passion fruit, with lemon and grapefruit nuances.

 

McPeterson Chardonnay

Off dry in style, this new world Chardonnay is bursting with tropical fruit flavours.

 

Auction House Chardonnay

Fresh and enticing, with great varietal characteristics. A medium bodied wine showing lemon and lime flavours along with tropical fruits. The wine has a creamy mouth feel along with fresh acidity as well as good length and persistance

Red Wine

 

McPeterson Shiraz

From Australia, this Shiraz is a soft and fruity red with notes of Plum, Blackberry and subtle spice.

 

Red Rock Shiraz

This wine exhibits delicious black stone fruit and bramble notes with a hint of truffle on the nose.

 

Auction House Shiraz

This wine is a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of blackberry and liquorice with a cracked black pepper spice overtone. Concentrated and fabulous rich fruit flavours.

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