We’ve explored Australia this weekend tasting 3 wines from the Barossa/Eden Valley region. This region is home to some of the most famous vineyards in Australia and have some vines that are can be up to 80 years old.
This region is known for its red wines, though Eden Valley produces excellent Riesling and Chardonnay. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labeled from Barossa or Barossa Valley.
St. Hallett Eden Valley Riesling 2007 is a pale straw yellow with hint of green. This wine has fragrant floral and lemon and lime citrus notes. The natural acidity and citrus flavors make it well balanced and enjoyable.
This Riesling is bottled with a screw cap, how convenient. Easy enough to take on a picnic for the concert in the park.
We enjoyed this with spicy Asian style take-out.
Two Hands Lily’s Garden Shiraz 2006 has a very dark purple color with aromas of plum, and mocha with some clove and mixed spices. It is fruit driven with its rich plum flavors, mocha and subtle vanilla with a hint of pepper and spice. The tannins are smooth and velvety which I really like.
EVIL Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 from the Barossa Valley has been aged in French oak for 12 months. This Cab is a dark red with classic cabernet notes, black olive, blackberries and raspberries. The flavors of black currants, oak, and some cloves are well balanced with the fine tannins.
Enjoy this with grilled steaks and you won’t be disappointed.
Wine tasting TIP: “Good friends and good food are the best pairing with wine. Drink what you enjoy, it’s just a matter of taste!”