Shiraz, Hermitage

Shiraz is a red grape variety. It is the most widely planted variety in Australia and helped put it on the wine map. It is an adaptable grape that has distinctly regional characteristics from elegant, peppery cool climate styles to sweet and chocolatey (McLaren Vale), muscular, and ripe-fruited (Barossa), to savoury and rich (Hunter Valley). Shiraz was one of the first vine varieties to arrive in Australia in 1832 and is grown in most regions. However, its home is in the Barossa Valley where old vines date back to the 1860s.

The classic, truly Australian blend is Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it is also blended with Grenache and Mourvedre (GSM) in warmer climates. In recent years it is increasingly being blended with Viognier to create the Shiraz/Viognier blend.

Shiraz's home is in the Northern Rhône's, Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, in France. It is now also grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others.
Hermitage is a French wine Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the northern Rhône wine region of France, south of the city Lyon. The region produces some of the world's finest Syrah, rich, incredibly age worthy wines that are among the most expensive Syrah (Shiraz) globally.

The red wines produced in Hermitage are one of France's most prestigious wines. Among the offering from Rhone, none beat it, though Cote Rotie (45km to the north) and Chateauneuf-du-Pape (110km to the south) are of corresponding quality in their respective blends. The white counterpoint to the red is Hermitage Blanc, a wine to behold comprising the Roussane and Marsanne varietals. Surprisingly they account for around one third of the regions entire plantings.
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  1. Guigal Hermitage 2009
    100% Syrah sourced from 30 year old vines. ... Learn More
    Guigal Hermitage 2009
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  2. Guigal Hermitage 2015
    "I loved the 2015 Hermitage, and like a lot of wines in the vintage, it might be one of those “best to date.” Young, unevolved and undeniably backward, it offers lots of minerality as well as black and blue fruits, ripe ... Learn More
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  3. Chapoutier Ermitage "Le Meal" 2014
    This wine is produced with grapes coming from Le Méal hillside (150-200 metres altitude). It takes its name from the old French word meaning “the best”. With soaring perfume of blackberry, spice and violet this feels the most exotic ... Learn More
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  4. Chapoutier Ermitage 'Les Greffieux' Rouge 2017 (En Primeur)
    This vineyard is situated at the foot of the Hermitage Hill. It is a glacial alluvial deposit terrace with shingles and clay so more sedimentary soils bring power and rich aromas. ... Learn More
  5. Jl Chave Hermitage 2013
    "...the 2013 Hermitage will certainly be one of the wines of the vintage. Offering classic, granite-induced notes of smoked dark fruits, graphite, searing minerality and bouquet garni, this sensational Hermitage has medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful mid-palate density and building tannin, ... Learn More
    Jl Chave Hermitage 2013
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  6. ONLINE TASTING PACK - JEWELS OF THE RHONE WITH A MASTER OF WINE 19 NOVEMBER 6.30PM AEDT

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains 3 bottles of some of the most revered and rare wines in the world. Wines are to be opened during an online tasting held on Thursday the 19th ... Learn More

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