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  • A new release with less than 200 cases produced.
  • A special blend of old vine Riesling & late harvest Semillon.
  • A crisp yet sweet wine with perfectly balanced acidity.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose A pungent and commanding aroma of green lime, kerosene and hints of wild honey.
Palate A semi-sweet style of honey, tropical fruits and lime, with a delicious, clean finish.
Food Pairing
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes A new release from Z Wines, a vineyard that has been in the family for over 5 generations. 51% late harvest, single vineyard Semillon and 48% old vine Riesling. 55 g/l RS.
Variety Riesling
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2015
Region Barossa Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the regions propensity to produce world class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area, and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."

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