Tuesday, 7 December 2010

TN : Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2008, Ben Glaetzer, Ebenzer, Barossa Valley, Australia

Wallace is an ancestral name of Colin Glaetzer's wife Judith, whose family hail from the old market town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. Judith's Celtic ancestry is reflected in the three elements of the Wallace symbol - the Celtic cross, thistle and the Celtic knot pattern.

The wine is a blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Grenache. The age of the vines was between 60 and 80 years old. The vineyard yield was 1.5 tons per acre (3.6 tonnes per hectare). The wine was aged in 2-3 year old oak barrels, (80% French, 20% American), for 12 months. The pH is 3.4, total acidity is 6.6 grammes per litre, and the residual sugar is 0.8 grammes per litre.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

Colour : Deep purple

Aroma : Spice, chocolate, coffee, dark berries, herbs

Taste : Mega fruit bomb, spice, blackberry, raspberry, plums, coffee, chocolate

Alcohol : 15.5%

Price : 179 SEK

Mark : B-


julia valle said...

dear wine lover in sweden,
i tought of sending a bottle of wine as a gift to a friend living in sweden. do you know if there is any possibility of buying online and sending over to his place? i wish systembolaged had its own delivery version!
thanks a lot in advance.


The systembolaget supports online ordering.