New South Wales - New Wave / Shiraz

Some may be surprised to learn that New South Wales is the second largest wine producing state in Australia. This fact doesn’t seem to be reflected in the wine-nerd dialogue, however there’s a whole raft of dynamic producers out there striving to catapult the states 16 wine regions to the fore front of our cellars. This Saturday we will be opening up wines from two such producers who we feel embody the New Wave of this fine state.

Vinden Estate is from the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest continuous wine region and amongst the worlds most iconic Semillon terroirs. Here the charismatic young Angus Vinden has taken charge of his family estate winemaking balancing the old school Estate labels with his more progressive Headcase range. He has been selected in the top 50 winemakers for the Young Guns of Wines award this year, of which we wish him the best of success.

Shiraz

Shiraz or Syrah as it is more commonly known outside Australia traces its "roots" back to France's Rhone Valley (particularly the North) where it is the noble variety behind the great wines of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St Joseph and Cornas.

In the New World, Australia has led the variety to world-wide popularity via the richer and alcoholic styles of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions of South Australia.

In more recent times other regions within Australia including cooler areas in Victoria,Western Australia and Canberra have given new prominence to a more textured and spicy version more reminiscent of the wines of the Rhone. In New Zealand and the USA the variety is also made with increasing success in the more savoury, Syrah-like style.

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Shiraz

Shiraz or Syrah as it is more commonly known outside Australia traces its "roots" back to France's Rhone Valley (particularly the North) where it is the noble variety behind the great wines of Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St Joseph and Cornas.

In the New World, Australia has led the variety to world-wide popularity via the richer and alcoholic styles of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions of South Australia.

In more recent times other regions within Australia including cooler areas in Victoria,Western Australia and Canberra have given new prominence to a more textured and spicy version more reminiscent of the wines of the Rhone. In New Zealand and the USA the variety is also made with increasing success in the more savoury, Syrah-like style.

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