The ReWine Reserve Shiraz comes from a special four hectare vineyard that runs down a slope towards the Murrumbidgee river. The property near Gundagai has a great natural advantage. The Murrumbidgee reflects sunlight onto the vines and allows them to produce ripe flavours without the high sugars that lead to high alcohol. That gives us this wine. Which has bold flavours, a silk mid-palate and is still quite savoury. Drink it over the next 7 years and match it with lamb.
ReWine is a “French Negociant” style business. Owner Marshall buys completed wines from great producers across Australia but if necessary he will blend wines to make a better product. Sustainability is a focus of ReWine and most of the wines are sold in refillable bottles.
On the south-west slopes of New South Wales, the landscape runs down from the western heights of the Snowy Mountains towards the plains of the Riverina. There is approximately 303 hectare of mostly Cabernet, Shiraz and Chardonnay planted in this warm climate.
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.