Brini Estate Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2013 Blewitt Springs McLaren Vale Australia 15%
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.
50% Grenache, 40% Shiraz 10% Mataro
Rich dark red colour with a bright purple hue. Aromas of spicy raspberry infused with some musk notes and a hint of liquorice.
Soft silky tannins with an aftertaste of spicy dark raspberries liquorice and vanilla. This is a stonker of a wine really characterful and very powerful. Drinking well now with 5 years bottle age and will cellar for a few more years.
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|Grape Variety (ies)||Grenache
|Food Accompaniment||Boeuf Bourgignonne