It seems only natural for our Artisans who share a Tasting Room to get together and make wines together. The relationships in the Barossa and collective knowledge that our 5 Artisans collectively hold is worth tapping into.
These are the wines that allow them to step outside of their own individual style. These are extraordinary wines representing exceptional value.
These are the wines made by mates for their mates.
John Lienert (aka Jack West) has crafted out of his family vineyards spectacular Grenache. Light to medium weight, intensely coloured and bright fruits make a sensational Western Barossa Ridge Grenache.
On the cusp of spring, we’re beginning to see the first signs of a new harvest cycle in the Barossa. Buds on the vines are swelling as the weather warms up, and growers are telling us it won’t be long before the vineyards are once again a sea of bright lime green.
And whilst warmer days are on the horizon, early Spring is still most definitely the time to be drinking juicy, rich Barossa reds.
In the spirit of ‘trying some new things’, and in keeping with the Artisans belief that true joy in Barossa wine is to expand your drinking horizons, we’ve selected six wines for you this week that step outside the Shiraz comfort zone.
This wine is blended from barrels selected by the winemakers from each of their cellars. Each parcel of wine is selected for its rich and generous character, deep black fruit and spiced flavour, and smooth texture. The hallmarks of top-class Barossa Shiraz.
Our ‘GREAT BAROSSA REDS 6 PACK’ includes a bottle of these high scoring Halliday reds, and showcases the versatility of Barossa and our winemakers to excel across many styles and varieties of Barossa wine.
Our ‘GREAT BAROSSA VALUES 6 PACK’ includes a bottle of these high scoring, great value Barossa wines – each wine true to the ideals of Artisans and providing exceptional drinking at an ‘easy on the pocket’ price.
This is a very exciting wine for us - brooding blueberry lifted sour cherry and a hint of pastrami aromas on the nose, a richly concentrated and rounded mid-palate framed with focused acidity and freshness. And whilst the variety is renowned for producing age-worthy wines, we'd recommend enjoying this as a young wine when the fruits are bright and fresh.
Order 4 bottles of the Artisans of Barossa Rare Batch Eden Valley Cabernet, we’ll also include in six pack two randomly selected bottles from the warehouse each valued at $30 or more with our compliments!
The Cabernet that is grown in this vineyard - Boongarrie - is renowned for its intense blood red colour and flavour concentration. There’s plenty of cassis and dark chocolate on the palate with a touch of cedar and fine, grainy tannins. The finish is long and smooth. 2017 was a benchmark vintage for Eden Valley Cabernet, and this wine is a great example of how well this variety is suited to the region
Barossa winemakers have developed a strong affinity for all things Spain and as expected our Artisans have been at the Vanguard of experimentation with these emerging varieties.
The ultimate fridge and pantry filler. Fragrant, delicious dry Rosé made for us by Sons of Eden winemaker - Corey Ryan. Perfect wine for a mid afternoon splash!
What you want to see in good Barossa Rosé is a great balance between refreshment, texture and varietal red fruit expression. The wine is pale salmon in colour, with lifted aromatics of red currant fruits and a slight savoury undertone. Great balance of the key components with a rounded mid-palate and refreshing finish.