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Barramundi

Barramundi
2017 Shiraz-Petit Verdot, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Barramundi
2017 Shiraz-Petit Verdot, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Dark deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and coconut and crusty berry tart with an tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, subtle, long finish with notes of honeyed craisin and white strawberry, cherry-pomegranate chutney, spiced nougat, and pepper with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice chewy, fruity red to wash down a meaty meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts and coconut and crusty berry tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed craisin and white strawberry, cherry-pomegranate chutney, spiced nougat, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sausage Pizza, London Broil, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chewy, fruity red to wash down a meaty meal.

The Importer

Qualia Wines USA

The Importer
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Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.