The vivid crimson colour that welcomes you to this The Bachelor Wine betrays its concentration and ripeness. Elegant and extremely classy French oak aromas greet your nose, along with sweet spices, cinnamon and cedar.
Flowing through to the palate, your taste buds are met by a mellow, rich wine with ripe blueberries and damson plum flavours. Currently The Bachelor Wine is youthful and explosively rich with primary brightness melded with subtle oak toastiness. As it evolves in the cellar I see layers of complexity revealing themselves and the opulence maturing into more subtle flavours. It’s a show-stopper right now though! Altogether, The Bachelor Wine is extremely harmonious with a succulence, making it the perfect accompaniment for high-grade Wagyu steak or slow roast lamb.
Perfect for high grade Wagyu steak or slow roast lamb.
16 Degrees Celcius.
Drink now to 2030 but be sure to decant it to open it up and let its quality shine.
The Kalleske family has five generations-worth of experience growing Shiraz in the Barossa so when they identify a vineyard that they think is perfect for Shiraz it’s a comment worth listening to. In the mid-seventies Andy’s parents spotted just such a block and planted it. The Bachelor Shiraz is the result; named in honour of Bert Kleinig from whom they bought the block. Cut from the cloth that is classic Barossa Shiraz this vintage of The Bachelor is a great cellaring proposition, it’s easily got 15 years in it and likely a good few more. Currently it’s youthful and explosively rich with primary brightness melded with subtle oak toastiness. As it evolves in the cellar I see layers of complexity revealing themselves and the opulence maturing into more subtle flavours. It’s a show-stopper right now though.
18 Months in 10% New French oak and 3rd and 4th fill mix of French and American Oak Hogsheads to give stunning oak smoothness and rich mouthfeel.
Koonunga and Ebenezer - Iconic sub regions at Northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Brown Clay loam over deep red clay.
Single cordon spur (hand) pruned vines, 2.5 tonne/acre, shoot thinned for the vine to produce high grade fruit. Sourced from 3 vineyards, Boehm’s (Flat ground), Cemetery (Western facing high slope) and Lorna’s (Eastern facing high slope) blocks.
Vermentino wine has been a part of the Atze’s range for several vintages now and as the vines mature, Andy’s ideas about how he wants the wine made, and how he wants to drink the wine have developed. We’re now seeing a wine with a little more longevity and an extra degree of zest.
Vermentino hailing from the sunny Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy, is well suited to the Barossa Valley where it soaks up the warm summer days and keeps its fresh acidity.
In Spring you can see the wild roses flowering as they lay scattered across the vineyard floor.
Vinified quite simply and bottled young this Vermentino wine is all about limey citrus and zesty, fresh tangy fruit stunning lingering flavours of honeysuckle and peach. Dry and utterly refreshing this is the perfect wine to drink right through the spring and summer.
February 23rd 2019
May 22nd 2019
Pair it with seafood or drink as an aperitif, its 12% alcohol is refreshingly low.
Best chilled at 11 degrees.
Vermentino has been a part of the Atze’s range for several vintages now and as the vines mature, Andy’s ideas about how he wants the wine makde, and how he wants to drink the wine have developed. We’re now seeing a wine with a little more longevity and an extra degree of zest. Vermentino hailing from the sunny Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy, is well suited to the Barossa Valley where it soaks up the warm summer days and keeps its fresh acidity. In Spring you can see the wild roses flowering as they lay scattered across the vineyard floor.
Only 200 dozen bottles of this rare wine were made. Only the best selection of 2 different ferments chosen to ensure highest quality.
Slow ferment to retain the lovely aromatics Verementino is famous for, minimal intervention, light batonage (stiring of less) to add texture on the palate. Tank fermented to maintain zesty freshness and pure characters of the fruit.
Located nearby to many Grange producing blocks this site is one of high calibre, excellent vine balance ensures tremendous balance in the wine.
Atze’s Corner is almost as beautiful as the wine it produces. It’s a sun-drenched scene of wild rose fields, where ancient Grenache vines grow, consistently delivering flavours newer vines can only dream of. So, if you’re after the perfect dinner party Rosé - this delicious experience of refreshing red berries and delicate floral notes is guaranteed to impress
An alluring light pink colour shines through the glass as you pour this dry style Rosé. It has amazing upfront sweet characters of strawberries and pomegranate and you’ll love the lingering flavours of Vanilla Bean and Cranberry. Soft mouthfeel on your palate with refreshing acidity.
Grenache 50% Graciano 50% Mataro 50%
Handpicked Cool of Morning on 4th March 2018
June 22nd 2018
Summer salads, goat cheese and seafood.
Best chilled at 7 degrees.
Atze’s Corner is almost as beautiful as the wine it produces. It’s a sun-drenched scene of wild rose fields, where ancient Grenache vines grow, consistently delivering flavours newer vines can only dream of. So, if you’re after the perfect dinner party Rosé - this delicious experience of refreshing red berries and delicate floral notes is guaranteed to impress.
A mix of whole bunch ferment, slow tank ferment and barrel ferment to give complexity and texture to the wine.
Grenache planted 1975. Graciano and Mataro planted 2005.
Shiraz often steals the limelight in the Barossa Valley. However, local vignerons know that the careful blending of Shiraz with Mataro and Grenache results in something better than the sum of their parts. At Atze’s Corner, we’ve followed this practice to create an A-label estate wine: our Barossa Valley Estate Grenache Shiraz Mataro.
This GSM wine (Grenache Shiraz Mataro) is vibrantly purple. Its tone betrays the presence of that deeply-coloured, muscular Mataro, which builds on the hues of the Australia Grenache and Shiraz. On the bouquet of this Grenache red wine, you can enjoy the sweet compote notes of blackcurrants and raspberries. It’s a complex, fascinating bouquet which keeps you going back for more.
The palate of this GSM wine is precise and bright, with layered, elegant tannins supporting plush, ripe dark berries and sweet red cherries. The acidity, which is retained in the wine, adds an extra element of freshness and vibrancy which lingers on the palate. The aroma of the wine is characterized by notes of pepper, sage, and herb.
The Makeup of Our GSM
An excellent GSM calls for the perfect harmony among Grenache, Shiraz, and Mataro. At Atze’s Corner, we’ve cracked the code: we use 60 percent Grenache wine with 30 percent Shiraz and 10 percent Mataro. The Grenache wine stays for just eight months in barrels, whereas the other two require a full 12 months to reach maturity.
Our 2016 estate wine is exceptionally flavorful due to the warm and dry summer our vineyard experienced. These weather patterns allowed the fruit develop to the optimal weight and balance to create a superb GSM.
If you’re new to blended wines, our GSM makes for the perfect introduction. It takes the best of three well-loved wines from Barossa and combines them in a way that allows you to appreciate what each has to offer, without any one being overpowering.
Review by Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review. There’s a real exuberance to this wine. An energy of Grenache raspberry fruit, the plum Shiraz and licorice Mataro hints, and just a faint bitterness on the finish. Grenache is the star here, and gee it’s a convincing wine. Low acid only enhances the drinkability. Yum. Best drinking: 2017-2028. 18/20, 93/100. 14.5%, $24.95. Would I buy it? Absolutely.
96 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine
Grenche 60% Shiraz 30% Mataro 10%
March 30th 2016
July 25th 2017
Enjoy as a casual red to get the evening going or to pair with a pasta dish. In the warmer months chill lightly.
15 Degrees Celcius.
Up to five years will see the wine develop from its fruit-packed youth to a more complex and nuanced maturity.
Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro are the three bedrock red varieties on which the Barossa’s reputation is founded. Shiraz generally steals the regional limelight but the insightful vignerons of the valley know that the careful blending of the three results in something better than the sum of the parts.
Grenache: 8 Months in 6 year old French Pungeon (500 Litre) barrels to retain freshness and brightness of fruit.
Shiraz and Mataro: 12 Months in third and fourth fill French and American Hogsheads to add oak structure and complexity.
2016 will go down as one of the greatest Barossa Vintages in recent history. A dry warm summer has helped the wines show powerful fruit weight and balance.