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Adelaide Cellar Door Fest 2018

Cellar Door Fest is a very popular event in Adelaide – a great wine capital of the world.

Meet, taste and discover over 180 wine, beer, cider and food producers from every corner of South Australia.

We will have a range of wines and exclusive offers. Lovers of sweet wines will be attracted to luscious Liebichwein fortifieds. People who enjoy silky smooth cellared reds will be in for a treat as we are pouring some wines over 5-10 years old.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to be amongst fellow wine lovers all in one convenient location.

Come and visit us in the Barossa Valley region!

March 2, 3, 4  2018

Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Further details and tickets visit the Cellar Door Fest website.

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The Darkie Shiraz 2009 – Museum Release

Special museum release of a classic full-bodied 100% Barossa Shiraz from low yielding old vines.

Liebichwein’s flagship red wine dedicated to Ron’s uncle Clarence Walter “Darkie” Liebich (1920-1988) who encouraged Ron’s winemaking abilities. Uncle “Darkie” planted the 40 acre block on heavy biscay soil on the eastern foothills of the Barossa Ranges in 1969. The vines receive minimal attention and allow nature to do the work. Dead arm affliction reduces yield but enhances flavour as does the use of hand-pruning and minimal irrigation.

Vintage 2009 was a very good season with low yield of 1.5 tonne/acre. Traditional techniques of hand plunging and basket-pressing with no fining or filtration all enhance flavour and regional fruit characteristics. A unique wine having ages at least five years in various aged American and French hogsheads, producing a multi-layered wine.

Taste Notes: A rich aroma of black cherries and chocolate mingled with sweet spiced vanilla. Amazingly complex concentrated flavours linger long after the first sip. All this is perfectly balanced with the subtle oak maturation and super silky tannins. Exceptional drinking now, but even better with bottle maturation 10 years and beyond.

15.5 % Alc. Vol.

Vegan Friendly

RRP: $70 per bottle

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Ron’s Selection Old Vine Shiraz 2010

Old Vine Shiraz is produced from predominantly low yielding 48 year old vines growing in the southern end of Barossa Valley. Maturation for three years in old French barriques delivers a well-rounded flavoursome wine not overwhelmed by oaky characteristics. Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit.

Intensely ripe offering plum and pepper flavours, excellent fruit length, and richly textured palate in complete harmony with the oak.

Ron’s Selection label wines are from a series of small batch wines produced when winemaker, Ron Liebich, has the opportunity to make use of different grape varieties or fruit parcels from different vineyards. Old Vine Shiraz is an ever popular wine when it is part of the Liebichwein range.

Taste Notes: A full-bodied Shiraz full of dark plum, cherry and pepper flavours with a richly textured palate and excellent fruit length. Perfect for everyday drinking with a hearty meal or will reward long term cellaring 10-15 years.

15.5 % alc/vol

Vegan friendly

LIMITED STOCK – 100 dozen cartons

RRP: $32.00/bottle

Case: $345/12 bottles (save $39)

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Celebrating 25 Years of Liebichwein

 

The Liebich family have been passionate about wine in the Barossa Valley for almost 100 years. This is a brief look at what was happening around Australia and the Barossa region when Ron and Janet first established the Liebichwein label 25 years ago. Ron is the third generation winemaker to be based in Rowland Flat, South Australia and he’s preparing for his 49th Barossa vintage at age 71.

1992

What happened in Australia in 1992?

  • Artists in the Top 10 Australian music charts included Billy Ray Cyrus, Guns ‘n Roses and Whitney Houston
  • Average petrol price was 68 c/L
  • The cost of a postage stamp was increased from 43 cents to 45 cents
  • The Australian 1 and 2 cent coins were withdrawn from circulation
  • The Prime minister was Paul Keating
  • The first WOMADelaide music festival was held at Botanic Park as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts
  • The Cricket World Cup was held in Australia and New Zealand where Pakistan defeated England in the final at the MCG by 22 runs
  • The AFL grand final was won by West Coast Eagles, the first non-Victorian team to win
  • There were about 700 wineries in Australia, now there are well over 2500 (over 150 in the Barossa region)

What happened in Barossa Valley in 1992?

  • The estimated population of the Barossa Valley council area was 18,000 (now 24,500)
  • A mixed vintage for wine quality since the warmer regions like the Barossa didn’t receive the heat normally required to deliver the typically concentrated and rich reds wines.
  • The Barossa Valley railway line past Penrice junction was officially declared closed, 18 year later the track between Angaston and Nuriootpa was lifted and a shared path for bikes and pedestrians was put in place
  • The winery shed was built in Rowland Flat where Liebichwein cellar door still is today
  • Liebichwein Cellar Door opened in December 1992 operating on weekends only
  • Steingarten Road in Rowland Flat was known as Narrow Road
  • Ron was reigning grape treading champion of the Barossa Vintage Festival
  • The first range of Liebich table wines: 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1993 Shiraz, 1992 Riesling of the Valleys (Barossa fruit grown by Ron blended with some Clare Valley Riesling grapes)
  • The first Liebich fortified wines: Classic Old Barossa Tawny, Benno Port, Ron’s Blend, Keg Blend
  • Tending the fruit for Ron’s first Riesling Traminer blend dedicated to his dear mother Lorna as it was her favourite style to drink (trophy winner in 1993 for best sweet white at the Barossa Wine Show)
  • Ron started planting Merlot, Grenache and Semillon vineyards to complement the older Shiraz and Cabernet in the 40 acre block inherited from older generations

 Read more about the Liebich family history

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Rare Fortified to Celebrate 25 Years of Liebichwein

Rare Semillon

A very old and very special fortified wine to uphold our family Barossa traditions!

This rare Semillon was sourced from 20 year old barrels started with a small amount of wine from Ron’s Grandfather Benno Liebich’s 80 year old barrel. All Liebichwein fortified wines are made from grapes grown on the property in the southern end of Barossa Valley.

Liebich Rare Semillon is released specially for Liebichwein’s 25th Anniversary. An exquisite aged fortified in extremely limited quantity of 300 bottles that are specially printed with gold ink with a cork stopper and wax seal.

Proud winner of a gold medal and trophy at the 2017 Barossa Wine Show for Best Museum White Fortified.

Taste Notes:
Simply magical liquid gold! Gorgeous rich and complex nose capturing the essence of fruit cake and burnt toffee. The palate clearly shows wonderfully developed aged flavours and great intensity. A super smooth and syrupy mouthful carries the explosion of nutty and toffee richness. It all ends with a luscious sweetness and lingering persistence.

$70 per 375mL bottle

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