Wine was first produced in Australia in 1820 and within two years the first bottles were being exported, so it is no surprise that Oz is the 4th biggest exporter of wine in the world. The major grapes used in Australia are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc with production concentrated in the cooler southern states of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. The standout wine in the country is Penfolds which rivals the best in the world but we also have a range to suit every palate and occasion.
A great value Aussie Shiraz - deep purple colour, nose of blackberry and liquorice with a black pepper overtone. Concentrated black fruit flavours.
Pairs well with Roast beef, barbeques and mature hard cheese.
The Shiraz grapes were carefully fermented to avoid extracting any harsh tannins, 20% of the final blend is barrel aged. The winemaker also added 5% Malbec at the end of the whole process - a sneaky technique that gives a mulberry fruit twist on the finish.
Bright, aromatic and juicy - impressively bright fruit and soft silky elegance.
Drink with Moroccan lamb tagine, roast vegetables and hard cheeses.
Willunga 100 is located in the picturesque McLaren Vale region, south of Adelaide in Australia. The wines come from a range of premium vineyards, including some over 50 years old which can produce a magnificant array of aromas and flavours.
Sandy soils provide lifted aromatics while the darker soils, including `Terra Rossa` types, contribute to rich, bold tannins. All the vineyards are managed to produce the highest quality possible with only the best parcels selected for Willunga 100. McLaren Vale has a warm Mediterranean climate with a strong cooling influence from the Gulf of St Vincent.
This wine is hand bottled without filtration or fining, and averages 30 years of age. Zesty on the nose, this sweet wine is packed with marmalade and honey flavours along with citrus and apricot. An intense and dry finish follows. Lovely served chilled as an aperitif, or matched with an indulgent desert - either way we think its a must this Christmas.