Brini Estate Shiraz 2015 Blewitt Springs McLaren Vale Australia 14.0%
Brini Estate Wines – Their Story
The Brini Family vineyard is located in the picturesque hills of Blewitt Springs, a sub region of McLaren Vale on predominantly sand to sandy loam soil over clay. It was here that I saw a wild grumpy-looking and rather dozy koala sitting in a tree high above the ground just calmly keeping watch over the vines in the Brini vineyard.
Sebastiano Brini immigrated from Italy in 1950 and the property was purchased in 1953. It was largely grazing land with some Shiraz and Grenache vines planted in 1947. Over the years, grapes have been supplied to some of the area’s finest red wine producers.
In 2000 Sebastiano’s sons John and Marcello established Brini Estate Wines to produce small batches of premium quality wines from the vineyard they grew up on. These single vineyard wines embody the regional characteristics of Blewitt Springs – distinguished, elegant and rich berry flavoured.
The Brini Blewitt Springs Shiraz shows a bright vibrant red colour with purple hues. Dense mixed berries on the nose compliment the inviting spicy notes. Brooding wild raspberries envelop the palate leading to a rich velvety long and well-balanced finish. The subtle oak influence integrates well with the soft tannins. This is a humdinger of a wine, crafted from 70 year old vines, displaying an outrageously supple juicy and complex character. A classy wine to delight the senses.
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|Grape Variety (ies)||Shiraz
|Food Accompaniment||Spanish Pork Casserole with olives