Barossa Valley Estate E Minor Shiraz 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Barossa, Australia
This wine is taken from twenty seven of our grower partners from the Barossa Valley Floor with 16% from our own vineyards in Marananga. 16% was also taken from the Northern Barossa where we source our award winning E&E Black Pepper Shiraz. After fermentation 45% of this wine was aged six months in equal portions of French and American oak. The oak selection has added complexity and flavour with 24% aged in new oak barrels, 10% in one year old barrels, 30% in two year old barrels and 36% in three to four year old barrels.
Deep red in colour with purple hues, this wine exhibits rich Shiraz aromas of cherries, plums, spices, and black pepper along with some beautifully integrated oak sweetness and spice.
Enjoy with lamb shanks, spicy eastern cuisine or rich pasta dishes.
Australian Wine Companion - "Generous, medium- to full-bodied wine, with blackberry and plum fruit backed by good tannins and subtle oak; pretty nifty for a second label."
Barossa Valley Estate Winery
Everything beautiful comes from the heart and Barossa Valley Estate is in the heart of Barossa Valley - a small, beautiful place tucked on the southern edge of the great Australian continent. They started making wine there in 1985, and although they have won much praise and accolades along the way, they can be regarded as a relative newcomer.
Barossa Valley Estate respects and celebrates the rich history of the Barossa Valley, and are proud to be a part of it, but it is the future where they thrive. Barossa Valley Estate captures the heritage of the Barossa Valley and bring it to today. They take all that has been learned and have created exciting wines from the Barossa Valley - wines capturing the distinctive elegance, finesse and vibrant fruit flavors of this special place.
Barossa Valley Estate makes only red wines. In fact they only make Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre, because if history has taught us anything, these are the Barossa Valley’s greatest wines. View all Barossa Valley Estate Wines
About Barossa ValleyView a map of Barossa Valley wineries
The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine industry. The valley is strewn with a series of hamlets, small towns spotted throughout the region.
Barossa ValleyBarossa is red-wine territory, with red grapes consisting of about two-thirds of the region's plantings. The reds, Shiraz in particular, are lauded for their rich, concentrated flavors and aging potential. Old vines of Shiraz and Grenache are popular, many up to 80 years old. The valley is home to some of the most famous vineyards of Australia - this is where the first Penfolds Grange was made. Whites are also found, mainly from the Semillon grape – these wines are as full-bodied as the reds although harder to find. Riesling and Chardonnay are also planted.
Eden ValleyRight next to Barossa Valley, but a bit higher in elevation, Eden Valley is an ideal neighbor. Many wineries source vineyards from both areas as the climate difference in Eden Valley leads to wines of a different character. Reds are still mainly Shiraz and Grenache, but the wines are often more restrained and less dense than those in the Barossa Valley. Whites are popular here too. Eden Valley Rieslings and Semillons are particularly excellent.
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.
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5 ratings, 4 with reviews410/2/2012ANGEL CUENTAS - Chula Vista, CA36/15/2011
GOOD SHIRAZ...42/9/2011This wine has a great dark ruby color with a nice aroma of black currant, leather and that little twang that tells your brain this is gonna be good! The taste is very fruit forward, with hints of cherry and blackberry and such a nice velvety mouthfeel and a great finish. This wine would be great with grilled steaks, lamb, or a nice mixed grill, or just by itself (that's how I'm enjoying it even as I type this!). Altogether, this was a really great bottle at a value price!512/27/2010We really are enjoying this wine.Michael J. Major - Abbeville, LA212/17/2010weak finish, too sweet. But, I was looking for a deal, this just wasn't it.
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