The addition of Viognier often softens, opens and lifts a wine. It has worked wonders on this Granite Belt Shiraz This wine is determined to be dark, brooding, dry and compact. There is hints at a lot of characters but they are all locked up tight at the moment. I suggest a long stint in the cellar, do not open until 2024. I would pair with mature cheddar or dark chocolate to try and coax out this beast.
Perched 875m above sea level in Queensland’s Granite Belt region is Boireann. They produce a range of stunning reds by taking full advantage of the cool conditions in this unique part of the world. They are sturdy wines, released young and require you to be patient.
High altitude and cool temperatures along with high deposits of granite in the soil help to shape the flavours and styles of this region. Based around the town of Stanthorpe in Queensland there is a lot more lovely wine coming out of here than you think.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.
The flamboyantly aromatic white grape that calls Condrieu in the Rhone Valley home. It’s apricot kernel, viscous nature and floral lift make for quite an intense white. However it also adds perfume, fixes colour and generally beautifies lean and boney Shiraz in the Rhone and around the world.