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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Defined by altitude, Orange is one of Australia's highest and coolest wine
regions starting at 600 meters above sea level. The name Climbing is an
active reference to the high altitude of Climbing's vineyard and their continual quest for
greater achievement. The vines are low yield, providing intense flavors
and even berry ripening.
Winemaker Philip Shaw describes this wine as "having good intense
color, rich vibrant fruit and a touch of oak with intense plum fruit
dominating. What I like about this wine is that under the plum, some
white pepper flavors are emerging, very typical of the Orange region. The Climbing 2005 Shiraz will evolve well with up to 10 years cellaring."
"An attractive medium-bodied wine with cherry and blackberry fruit, fine tannins and controlled oak. "
Australian Wine Companion
The wines of Climbing are sourced from Orange, the Australian wine region in New South Wales, located approximately 125 miles west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. Defined by altitude, as well as by soil type and other more common traits of terroir, Orange begins at 1,965 feet (600 meters) above sea level, and is one of Australia"s highest and coolest wine...Read More About Climbing
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...Read More About Other Australia
(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...Read More About Syrah/Shiraz
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