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Aussie Walkabout Wine Trio

Mixed Collections from Australia
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    Description

    This taste of Australia consists of three classic and excellent Australian wines: Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay, Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Red and Earthworks Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Wine Trio Includes:
    • Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay
      Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and prides itself on innovation and environmental stewardship in the Australian wine industry. In the Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay, they deliver a wine that showcases the purity of the Chardonnay grape. Unhindered by oak, you'll find aromas of peaches and cream on the nose. The palate has a lovely weight with good length. It is clean and vibrant, finishing with a crisp citrus line.
    • Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Red
      This unique blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot is purely Australian. From the Adelaide wine region of South Australia, the Scrubby Rise red is a vibrant wine with aromas full of red berry fruit, a hint of spicy oak and a dollop of mocha. On the palate, the fruit is backed by silky tannins and a vibrant freshness that lasts through the finish. It's the kind of red you'll enjoy sipping all night long.
    • Earthworks Cabernet Sauvignon
      If you are searching for bold wine, Barossa Valley is the place to find it. Earthworks Winery is family owned and operated, and its wines are made entirely from Barossa grapes from trusted family growers. Their Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the density of Barossa fruit, with blueberry, plum jam and vanilla. The palate is rich and round, soft and generous, a touch of oak and dark chocolate edging out on the finish.
    • Printed insert that describes the featured wines

    Due to the popularity of this gift, wines or vintages sometimes sell out. Should this happen, we will always substitute with the current vintage and wines with equal or greater value.

    Critical Acclaim

    Australia

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    A large, climatically diverse country producing just about every wine style imaginable...

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    A large, climatically diverse country producing just about every wine style imaginable, Australia is often misunderstood by consumers. It is not just a source of blockbuster Shiraz or inexpensive wine with cute critters on the label, though both can certainly be found here. It is impossible to make generalizations about a country this physically massive, but most regions are concentrated in the south of the country and experience either warm, dry weather, or more humid, tropical influence. Australia has for several decades been at the forefront of winemaking technology and has widely adopted the use of screwcaps, even for some premium and ultra-premium bottles.

    Shiraz is indeed Australia’s most celebrated and widely planted variety, typically producing bold, supple reds with sweet, jammy fruit and performing best in the Barossa and Hunter Valleys. Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with Shiraz, and also shines on its own particularly in Coonawarra and Margaret River. Grenache and Mourvèdre (often locally referred to as Mataro) are also popular, both on their own and alongside Shiraz in Rhône blends. Chardonnay is common throughout the country and made in a wide range of styles. Sauvignon Blanc has recently surged in popularity to compete with New Zealand’s distinctive version, and Semillon is often utilized as its blending partner, or in the Hunter Valley, on its own to make complex, age-worthy whites. Riesling thrives in the cool-climate Clare and Eden Valleys. Sticky-sweet fortified wine Rutherglen Muscat is a beloved regional specialty of Victoria. Thanks to the country’s relatively agreeable climate throughout and the openness of its people, experimentation is common and ongoing and there is a vast array of intriguing varieties to be found.

    Syrah/Shiraz

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    Marked by unmistakable aromatics, a savory palate, and an elegant texture...

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    Marked by unmistakable aromatics, a savory palate, and an elegant texture, Syrah is capable of producing fascinatingly complex and long-lived wines with a stunning purple hue. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah’s best examples are found in Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. It is also an important component of the GSM blends of the Southern Rhône and beyond, alongside Grenache and Mourvèdre. Both varietal Syrah and GSM blends are common in Australia and California and are gaining popularity in Washington State. In Australia, Syrah is known by the synonym Shiraz, which tends to indicate a bolder, fruit-driven style of wine, and is occasionally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon for added depth and structure.

    In the Glass

    At its best, Syrah shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice, white pepper, smoke, and even bacon fat. Many examples from California aim to recreate this savory style, while others focus more on concentrated fruit flavors. In Australia, under the name Shiraz, it shines as that country’s unofficial signature red grape, producing deep, dark, intense, and often jammy reds.

    Perfect Pairings

    Cool-climate Syrah, with its peppery spices, is a natural match with flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb dishes, where the spice is more about flavor than heat. With Australian Shiraz, grown in warmer regions, heavy meat dishes with abundant protein and fat are a necessity to match the intensity of the wine.

    Sommelier Secret

    Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” this synonym for Syrah has been adopted by winemakers throughout the world. If the label says “Shiraz,” you can typically expect a plush, fruity, and potent wine made in the Australian style. New World "Syrah" will generally more closely resemble the French style.

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