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The Potter’s Merlot 2012

Premium single vineyard Merlot full of ripe mulberries with a seductive and smooth palate after extended ageing in older French oak barrels. All fruit is 100% Merlot grown on the Liebich property from a vineyard planted in 1989 by Ron Liebich.

The wine’s name is a tribute to Master Potter, Samuel Hoffmann, who settled on the property in 1848. Samuel gathered local clays, moulded pots in a home-made brick kiln, then loaded the wagon and sold them in surrounding villages. Remains of his activities can be found today as shards, but alas, very few whole pots still exist.

This wine was traditionally hand plunged, basket pressed. All Liebich reds are not fined and unfiltered to retain natural fruit characters so they are vegan friendly. Maturation for 24 months in various aged French vosques and nevers oak barrels has resulted in a full-bodied and complex wine.

2012 was an outstanding vintage producing a low yield and fruit with opulent sweet and sour mulberry and pomegranate flavours. Soft wood tannins integrate with the fruit from nose to palate. A complex medium-bodied wine in the Liebichwein premium range.

Exceptional drinking now or will reward long term cellaring.

15.0% Alc Vol

RRP: $35/bottle

Case: $270/12 bottles (save $30)

Previous Vintages: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2010

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Custom Personalised Wine Gift Ideas

Custom Personalised Wine Bottles

Perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, Corporate Gifts and Special Events

You choose the wine and packaging, we do the rest!

We offer a personalised boutique wine experience for our customers. Your custom label or personal message can be added to a selection of wine styles including cleanskins and current labelled stock.

Choose from ready-to-drink reds or fortified wines of various age and complexity. We can also arrange presentation packs of 1-4 bottles.

375mL – from $8 per bottle

750mL –  from $10 per bottle

This is the perfect gift for loved ones, corporate gifts, wedding bonbonnieres or events.

Contact us to discuss your ideas and get a quote!

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Home Barrel Competition for Fortified Wine

Liebichwein Home Barrel Competition

Do you have your own home barrel?

Are you proud of how it is developing?

Would you like feedback from an experienced winemaker?

Liebichwein run this unique wine judging competition for home barrel owners to compete for the honorary title of BEST HOME BARREL BLEND in Australia.

This is your chance to win bragging rights and a swag of rare fortified wines that can be used as blending material. Gain recognition for your wine blending skills and receive valuable feedback from a winemaker with over 50 years experience producing fortified wine styles.

Liebichwein take great pride in offering fortified wines for home barrel owners and aim to reward the patience and skill in taking on this challenge. Budding winemakers are encouraged to enter one or more samples of their own home barrel fortified for professional evaluation by Ron Liebich and an experienced wine judging panel.

Entry Details

  • Liebichwein Home Barrel Competition is open to all home barrel owners Australia-wide
  • Entry forms, fees and samples are to be received by the due date to be eligible.
  • Sample size required is minimum 200mL in a well-sealed glass bottle/jar with secure packaging
  • Entry fee is $10 per sample
  • Each entry must have a separate entry form
  • All entries must be labelled with entrant’s name, phone number and email
  • All entries can be delivered to Liebichwein during cellar door hours or posted to the winery
  • All wines will be judged in a blind tasting by an experienced panel
  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 wines
  • Tasting notes and feedback will be provided to each entrant

Key Dates

  • Entries close Friday 27th September 2019
  • Sample delivery due by Sunday 29th September 2019
  • Winners announced in early October 2019

For more information, please email info@liebichwein.com.au

Home-Barrel-Competition-Entry-Form 2019

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Liebich Leveret Shiraz 2015

What is a Leveret you may ask?

It is the French term for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor from row to row. Ron chose the name back in 1999 after seeing our Cairn Terrier chase many a hare amongst the vines.

We are proud to present the 2015 Leveret Shiraz. Lovers of rich and juicy Barossa Shiraz won?t be disappointed.

This single vineyard Barossa Shiraz was grown on 25 year old vines in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.?The 2015 vintage was excellent yielding perfectly ripened fruit which produced a full-flavour, well-balanced and elegant style red.

Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. Maturation for 24 months in seasoned American and French oak has delivered a complex wine with fruit-forward flavours, subtle oak influence and well-integrated tannins.

Enjoy now and for at least 10 years, particularly with red meats and richly flavoured foods. This wine?was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.

2012 Leveret Shz bottle

 

Taste Notes: Black inky colour. Bouquet of ripe dark berries, cherries, chocolate and vanilla spice. Medium-full bodied with good acid structure, fine tannins, excellent fruit length, and a smooth silky finish.

Alc. Vol. 15.5%

Vegan friendly

RRP: $28.00/bottle

Case: $303/12 bottles (save $33)

Previous Vintages:?1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

 

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Recipe: Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

This quick and versatile sauce is more like a savoury compote. Excellent condiment for using figs, especially when you have had enough of sweet fig-based desserts. Serve as a sauce with roast lamb, baked fish, on pizza bases or like a?relish. It’s just as good made with a full bodied red wine or Port style wine.

Prep 10 mins ? Cook 25 mins?

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp olive oil

500g brown onions, sliced thinly

1 cup fresh figs or ? cup dried figs

? cup wine (Liebichwein red wine or Tawny Port)

1 cup stock (chicken or vegetable)

1 tbsp Liebichwein Muscat Vinegar (balsamic vinegar can be substituted)

1 tbsp chopped rosemary or thyme (fresh or dried)

Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Prepare sliced onions and cut figs into quarters if using fresh figs.

Heat olive oil in large frying pan. Add onions and sprinkle some salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden, about 20 minutes.

Stir in figs, wine, stock, vinegar and herbs. Increase heat to high and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Add salt and pepper taste.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Alternatively, freeze in small portions until ready to use.

Enjoy!