Briar Ridge Old Vines Shiraz 2013, Orange & Wrattonbully

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Briar Ridge Old Vines Shiraz 2013, Orange & Wrattonbully
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Shiraz is one of Australia’s outstanding red grape varieties. Briar Ridge's Old Vine Shiraz is aimed at drinkability. With aromas of violets with a hint of white pepper, a palate of rich, juicy red fruits with a vibrant, crunchy refreshing acidity. Tannins are silky smooth and barely perceptible, though this is a wine that's got a long life ahead of it, should you wish.

This is a blend of old vine Shiraz from Orange in eastern Australia and Wrattonbully on the Limestone Coast in the south.
It's had a year in oak to aid its structure and ability to age well. It is a cracking example of Shiraz that blends two of Australia's best wine regions, this is the sort of wine that would lift a meal to a new level of excitement.

Meet an Australian classic red wine. The opposite to the big, in your face style of Australian Shiraz, subtlety and a distinctly classy character are what you should expect here. You'll be surprised by how food-friendly this Shiraz is, effortlessly pairing rather than overwhelming your meal
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Percentage Alcohol



ArrayOrange, Wrattonbully

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz




ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red



Food Match

ArrayBeef, Blue Cheese, Game Meats



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The Producer

Briar Ridge Wines was founded in 1972, in the Mount View area of the Hunter Valley wine region. A premium Australian area, Briar Ridge specialises in Shiraz and Semillon, the two grape varieties that truly excel there. Rated as a five-red-star winery by leading Australian wine critic, James Halliday, makes Briar Ridge part of the elite group of Aussie wineries to be so highly rated.

Outside the Hunter, they've also vineyards in Orange, Wrattonbully, and Coonawarra. As with many wineries in the Hunter, this gives them access to fruit from a range of climates, and so produce consistently good wines year after year.
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The Winemaker

Winemaking at Briar Ridge has been headed up by Gwyn Olsen since 2013. One of Australia's young rising star winemakers, Gwyn studied at the University of Otago, New Zealand, as well as top Australian wine school, Roseworthy.

As with many top Australian winemakers, she hasn't stayed put, with vintages in France's Languedoc, St-Emilion, and Burgundy, as well as a stint as Assistant Winemaker for Villa Maria in New Zealand. Owned by John Davis, who made his fortune in the oil industry in Western Australia, Gwyn isn't short of access to the resources she needs to craft some of the Hunter Valley's best wines.

The Region

The winery is based in Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest wine region and the vines in select quality plots across Australian's wine growing regions.
Briar Ridge's winemaker Gwyn Olsen sources the fruit from their own region Mount View and estate-grown vineyards in Orange and Hilltops in east Australia and Wrattonbully in the Limestone Coast in the south.
The range of regions allows for a vibrant selection of wines that reflect regional flavours and showcase Australia's vine-growing and winemaking capabilities.
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Blackened Steak With Red Wine Jus

A simple rump steak calls for a full-bodied red to square up to the dense structure of the meat. Head to the Briar Ridge Shiraz, it is a great match for this steak dish as it's fruit forward and has hints of violets and spice. Delicious.
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Game Meat Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll with a glass of Briar Ridge Shiraz? These are the ultimate buffet nibble and go well with a medium-bodied red with rich fruit and black pepper spice.
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Baked Stuffed Aubergine With Walnut and Roquefort

With a lot of strong, rich flavours in this baked dish, you need to match the salty cheese with acidic tomato, savoury aubergine and nuts. Try a medium to full-bodied red with enough fruit flavour and perhaps a hint spice to contrast with the saltiness in the cheese. An Aussie Shiraz is an ideal match.
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