Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2016

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Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2016

Country - Australia

Region - South Australia

Grape Varieties - Grenache 50%, Mataro 30%, Shiraz 20%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Teusner Wines

Tasting notes - One of Kym Teusner's most famous blends. Briary, earthy flavours from the Grenache are integrated seamlessly with the autumn fruit notes from the Shiraz and Mataro. Finely grained tannins carry the flavours along perfectly into a long and rewarding finish.

Awards

90 Pts, James Suckling, 2019

Teusner Avatar Barossa Valley Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2016

A beautifully styled generous and complex wine with warm chocolate and savoury flavours. Smooth Southern Rhône with an Australian twist.

Producer Note

Established by Kym Teusner and Michael Page in 2001, Teusner’s philosophy is to produce only exceptional, affordable wines by being very selective about the fruit, which is sourced from old, well maintained vineyards in Barossa. These vineyards reliably produce balanced, complex fruit which are guided, with minimal input, into stunning wines. Kym decided to make the Righteous Shiraz because he wanted to showcase his own expression of what he considers the ultimate Barossa Valley Shiraz style...intense, powerful and long-lived.

Vintage

Modest rains occurred during the winter and a mild cool growing season led to slow ripening and fruit that retained good levels of acidity and tannins. The mild weather continued throughout the harvest period, producing wines of great structure and intense colour and flavour.

Vineyard

Sourced from the perimeter of the Barossa. The key here is the age of the Grenache vines, which are between 65 to 130 years old and are mostly in bush vine format. The fruit is sourced from several subregions, Ebeneezer has the oldest vines - the exact age of the vines is not 100% certain, suffice to say that three generations have seen them grow!

Winemaking

Made from hand-picked old vine fruit. All the parcels were fermented separately. Mataro and Grenache were allowed to get a bit warmer during the fermentation, to reduce the risk of confected notes. This also helped to preserve the savoury characteristics of the Grenache. Open fermentation took place over seven days below 25°C with manual pump-overs twice daily. The wine was pressed through a slotted screen beg press to oak, where it spent 18 months barrel ageing in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.

Tasting Note

Deep plum and dark berry fruits intermingle with Asian spice, earthy notes, liquorice and dark chocolate. On the palate, the generous and supple fruit is carried by finegrained tannins and through a seam of bright acidity to a long, rewarding finish.

Grape

Grenache 55%, Mataro 25%, Shiraz 20%

Awards

90 Pts, James Suckling, 2019

 

 

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