This week’s FREE Friday tasting is HUGE! We have 6 wines open.
I have 3 new kids on the block, and 3 organically certified gems.
Teusner wines from the Barossa Valley. This impressive winery is part of the new wave of Barossa winemakers determined to protect the old vine material of the valley. The winery approach, lees-ageing, little or no racking, no fining or filtration, and no new American oak!
If Shiraz is the king of the Barossa, then surely Eden Valley Riesling is his Queen.
Open will be:
Teusner ‘The Empress’ Eden Valley Riesling 2014 – A rival to any in the land, this wine is delicate and pretty, yet intense and powerful all at the same time. This Riesling explodes with pure citrus flavours, the wine glides over the palate with energetic hints of wet slate, orange blossom and white flowers.
Teusner ‘The Wark Family’ Shiraz 2013 – Vivid crimson-purple in the glass, expressive black fruits, wisps of olive, earth and pickled plum wrapped in fine delicate tannin. 95 points from Halliday and drinking until 2028.
Teusner ‘Bilmore’ Shiraz 2014 – the ‘Wark Family’s’ quirky cousin. Bright red fruits, gentle spice and subtle use of oak. In summary, epic slurpability, this is a wine to remind us all that wine and life shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
The next three wines I will have open are all about Organics. Organic wine is made from grapes that have been grown without artificial or synthetic chemicals. To keep weeds at bay, organic wineries work with nature to boost the vineyards biodiversity. In this way, vineyards become self-regulating, natural ecosystems. This all builds to the wine making principle that great wines are made in the vineyard.
Open this Friday will also be…
Mount Macleod Chardonnay 2012 – Descending the cold south eastern side of the Great Dividing Range is the lush open country of Gippsland in Victoria. Rich volcanic soils producing tiny crops of epic fruit. Small scale Burgundian style winemaking at its best.
Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – This is serious savvy! Subdued, pure aromas of nectarine, spices, minerals, licorice and honey. Broad, concentrated, ripe on the palate, it finished chewy, savoury and is very persistent.
Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2011 – The nose exhibits savory, spicy and earthy aromas with plum, berry and herbal notes. The palate is focused and concentrated with soft tannins supporting succulent fruits that carry you through a long finish.
See you all down here!
Jay and the Old Bridge Team