Coming into to winter and the weather is starting to change. As the days get shorter and the nights are get cooler our tastes start to change. The BBQ has been packed away until next year and out comes the slow cooker. This month I have discovered four quite special wines that are worth trying, All under $40 and highly recommended. Either with a meal or just relaxing by an open fire – welcome in the winter with some great reds…
Grant Burge 5th Generation 2015 Barossa Shiraz
The Burge family have been associated with the wine industry in the Barossa for more than 150 years. It was March 1855 when John Burge migrated to the region with his wife and two sons and started making wine in the celebrated Barossa region. This was to be the beginning of a winemaking tradition in the family that was to span five generations.
Grant Burge, the 5th generation of Burge Family winemakers, produced this wine from grapes mainly sourced from the Barossa region. The 5th Generation Shiraz 2015 it quintessential Aussie Red. With notes of ripe plum, dark chocolate and blackberries, at just $16.99 a bottle this wine is great value from an ‘A list’ Aussie winemaker.
tasting notes: Medium to full bodied, the silky palate is rich with red fruits and vanilla. The soft integrated tannin structure gives the wine a real elegance and mid palate structure. The multi-layered depth of flavours and long lingering finish make this an impressive wine.
Food Match: Slow roasted braised lamb shank or a classic roast beef. Perfect match for red meat dishes all around. Ideal match for a stew, beef ragout.