Wednesday, 3 July 2013

TN : Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2010, Glaetzer Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

This wine is a blend of 80% Shiraz and 20% Grenache. The vineyard yield was one tonne per hectare from vines aged 60 to 80 years old. The wine spent 14 months in 2 to 3 year old hogsheads; American 20% and French 80%. The pH is 3.5, residual sugar is 0.8 grammes per litre, and tital acidity is 6.5 grammes per litre.

After completing an oenology degree from Roseworthy College, Colin Glaetzer gained wide and diverse winemaking experience in many of Australia’s noted wine regions including the Hunter Valley, Rutherglen, Great Western and the Barossa Valley. He has also worked in Burgundy and in the United Kingdom. Colin moved to the Barossa in 1985 to run Barossa Valley Estate, where he created the now revered E & E Black Pepper Shiraz and the Ebenezer range of wines. After thirty years of winemaking experience Colin, along with wife Judith and their three sons, established Glaetzer Wines in 1995. The first vintage release occurred a year later. Wallace is an ancestral name of 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.

 This wine was imported by Prime Wine Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Plums, cherries, blackberry, milk chocolate, herbs#

Taste : Black pepper and liqourice on finish, blackberry, blackcurrant, plums, milk chocolate, cherries

Alcohol : 15.1%

Price : 159 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95306

Mark : B+

Website : Glaetzer Wines

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