Angove Family Winemakers Nine Vines Shiraz Viognier 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
Deep red with inky hues, this medium bodied wine is bursting with aromas of spicy black pepper with apricot notes. On the palate the wine shows soft warm characters and fnishes with rich fruit flavors.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from Angove's own Nanya vineyard and from premium growers in the Murray Valley (Riverland Region) of South Australia, 150 miles northeast of Adelaide.
International Wine Cellar - "Deep ruby-red. Peppery dark berry and floral aromas smell more syrah than shiraz. Jammy blackberry and blueberry flavors provide good palate coverage and betray no rough edges. Spicy and well-focused on the persistent finish, with the sweet dark berry notes repeating. On the sweet side but this will satisfy fans of big, assertive shiraz."
Angove Family Winemakers Winery
The Angove family company, Angove's Pty. Ltd., ranks among Australia's largest privately owned wine companies and stands as one of the few with strong interests in distilling as well as grape growing and winemaking.
His early experimentation with vines, winemaking and distilling, led to the establishment of a proud family business. Dr. Angove's initial plantings at the township of Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide foothills were the forerunner of one of the largest vineyards in the southern hemisphere - the magnificent Nanya Vineyard at Renmark in South Australia's Murray Valley.
Since World War II, the company has steadily expanded its operations and structure. Their Renmark facility has grown to become a major winemaking and distilling enterprise, with storage capacity for more than15 million litres of wine and spirit. In 1947, Thomas William Carlyon Angove, grandson of the founder, took the helm as Managing Director, beginning a new era in development.
In 1983, the fourth generation of the family took control, when John Carlyon Angove succeeded his father as Managing Director of the company.
The success of the Angove's identity owes a great deal to a pioneering spirit. The same urge that drove Dr. Angove to leave his home in Cornwall and emigrate to Australia is evident in many of the developments the company has taken since. View all Angove Family Winemakers Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley and Eden Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review44.2 out of 5 stars
4 ratings, 2 with reviewszendragon65 - Jacksonville, FL49/11/2016Travis Griffin - Orlando, FL511/20/2013
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Very flavorful. It had a lot of body and that great smooth finishAndrew Klekacz - Shawnee Mission, KS42/12/2011This was my first dabble in shiraz/viognier blend and was pleased. Wine was well balanced and it went down smooth.
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