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  • Te Aro is a 5th generation family winery established in 1919
  • This is a back vintage release to celebrate their 100th anniversary
  • The vines are set amongst the gentle slopes of Williamstown in the famous Barossa Valley

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose A medium bodied wine showcasing blackberries, plum fruit and hints of spice.
Palate Soft, velvety tannins and lingering finish.
Food Pairing Grilled or roast beef.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes "This blend plays tribute to our Great Grandfathers, Charlie Fromm and Charlie Hausler, a soulful blend of Grenache, 1919 home block Shiraz and Mataro. A fitting drop to commemorate the hard work and vision of our forefathers."
Variety Grenache Blend
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Barossa Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability Sustainable
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Barossa Valley
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 Rhone 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 Cabernet 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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