Barossa Valley, Piemonte

The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhône Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the regions propensity to produce world class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like Viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area, and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."
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  1. Pelassa Corte Enrichetta Langhe DOC 2019
    A deliciously approachable blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera, earning a Best Wine for Value award from Gambero Rosso. A bright bouquet of red fruits, wild berries, dried violets and smoky spice. Strong cherry cola and raspberry fruit flavours, dried mint ... Learn More
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    93 Wine Advocate. 95/100 Decanter- Gold Medal WWA. A deep and alluring nose, with typical roses and tar aromatics and hints of crushed cherry, violets and balsamic. Rich, bold and powerful on the palate with an impressive level of tannins. Expect flavours ... Learn More
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    93+/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate- "The wine opens beautifully in the glass, showing an inviting and open personality that is immediately attractive and memorable." A stunning Barolo from the village of Verduno. Aromas of cherry and roses meld with espresso and ... Learn More
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