Ryan's French Connection Deal #3


  • Ryan’s married to a French girl who was brought up on a chateau, so when visiting the in-laws and not eating croissants, he loves to make one of his pet varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon. And the classic French (Rhone Valley) blend G-S-M!

    Try his Aussie version here with a mixed 12 pack of the A-Label Estate Cab Sav and the G-S-M for a great entry price….

    Buy a mixed case of 12 bottles for $240.

    • 6 Bottles A-Label Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 6 Bottles A-Label Estate G-S-M
    • Free Shiiping

    $20/Bottle delivered to your door.

    A-Label Estate G-S-M

    Shiraz often steals the local limelight, but the insightful vignerons of the Barossa Valley know that the careful blending of this with Mataro and Grenache, results in something better than the sum of their parts.

    This GSM is vibrantly purple, betraying the presence of that deeply-coloured, muscular Mataro building on the colour of the Grenache and Shiraz. On the bouquet, you can enjoy the sweet compote notes of blackcurrants and raspberries. It’s a complex, fascinating bouquet, which keeps you going back for more. GSM’s palate is precise and bright, with layered, elegant tannins supporting plush ripe dark berries and sweet red cherries. The fresh acidity which is retained in the wine adds an extra element of freshness and vibrancy lingering on the palate.

    A-Label Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

    A classic smooth Cabernet Sauvignon from a quintessential Barossa Valley Cabernet vintage. It is approachable on opening, and its compelling aromas of juniper, black pepper and mint along with flavours of dark chocolate, plum and blackcurrant will have you coming back for more.

    It’s a delicious, softer, riper style of Cabernet, which makes it a perfect fit for those who also love a rounder fuller style of Shiraz.

    Located in the iconic sub region of Ebenezer this is from one of the Barossa Valley’s most prized grape growing patches of dirt. The ancient soils in this area restrict the vines growth and give us a wine high in intensity and concentration.

    This is a wine to be experienced.

     

    • Vintage:  2015
      Grape Varieties: Shiraz 100%
      Harvest Date: March 2015
      Bottling Date: July 22nd 2016
      Technical Details: 14.5% Alc. | 3.6 pH | 5.2 TA
      Food Pairing

      Perfect for high grade Wagyu steak or slow roast lamb

      Serving Temperature:

      16 Degrees Celcius.

      Cellaring:

      Enjoy 2016 or carefully cellar until. 2028

      Background/Story:

      The Bachelor’ is produced by carefully selecting small sections of wine grapes from the family owned vineyards of Atze’s corner wines. As every variety of wine grapes is affected by the climate differently every vintage

      This vineyard was named in honour of the previous owner of the land, Bert “The Bachelor” Kleinig, who sold the land to the Kalleske family. Prime vineyard territory that it is, Barb and John just had to plant it with Shiraz.Koongunga, with the Kalleske family’s five generations of grape growing experience and you’ve got a sure-fire recipe for success.

      Maturation

      18 Months in 20% New french oak and 3rd and 4th fill mix of French and American Oak Hogsheads to give stunning oak smoothness and rich mouthfeel.

      Vineyard:

      Two of the Barossa Valley’s Sub regions make up 100% of the Shiraz in this wine. They are Ebenezer and Koonunga – The Shiraz is the most northerly family owned vineyard in the Barossa Valley, Elevation 280 metres, an annual rainfall of 500mm, red/brown earth over deep red clays, warm to hot summer days, cool/cold nights.tage, only the parcels of fruit of appropriate quality are selected in the blend.

      Vintage:

      A very warm and low yielding vintage has given wines of real strong black fruit and fine tannin. Along with an excellent capability of being rewarded with careful cellaring and patience.