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Tempt Red Blend 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wholly tempting blend of classic Bordeaux and Spanish varietals all grown on the Liebich property in the southern part of the Barossa Valley. The name “Tempt” derives from the letters of the three varietals.

The Petit Verdot and Tempranillo vines, planted in 2000, are some of the oldest growing in the Barossa Valley region. Our climate in South Australia is not dissimilar to the climate and terrain of several regions in Spain, so Tempranillo is well suited to our site.

Petit Verdot provides attractive berry fruits, Merlot rounds out the smooth body and a splash of Tempranillo adds depth and lengthens the palate. ?This unique blend was hand plunged and basket-pressed, then spent 18 months undisturbed in seasoned French oak, before being bottled without filtration to encapsulate the fruit flavours.

This wine can be enjoyed now and for at least 10 years. Perfect with tapas and paella.This wine?was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.

Taste Notes: ?Deep burgundy colour. Intense bouquet of raspberries, mulberries, floral and sweet spice which follow through to the palate. Medium-full bodied with fine tannins, excellent fruit length, and a soft finish.

Blend: ?40% Petit Verdot ?40% Merlot ? 20% Tempranillo

Alc. Vol. 14.5%

RRP: $24.00/bottle

Case: $259/12 bottles (save $29)

Previous Vintages:?2005

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Leveret Shiraz 2014

Tasting Notes

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 2014 Leveret Shiraz. Lovers of rich and juicy Barossa Shiraz won?t be disappointed.

This single vineyard Barossa Shiraz was grown on 24 year old vines in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.

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 plums, cherries, chocolate and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with fine tannins, excellent fruit length, and a smooth silky finish.

Alc. Vol. 15.5%

RRP: $28.00/bottle

Case: $302/12 bottles (save $34)

 

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

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New Release Whites: Traminer Riesling & Viognier

2014 whites Viognier Tram Ries SSince we have over 14 grape varieties to choose from we are faced with a range of options at vintage as to what styles to make. 2014 was an excellent year for our whites so we produced these two aromatic beauties, one in a crisp dry style and the other sweet and succulent.

NEW RELEASE WHITE WINES ? – ??MARCH 2015

2014 Viognier

This Rhone variety is thriving in the Barossa climate. Viognier is?rather vigorous in the vineyard and seems to have taken well to our heavy/clay soils. In recent years Ron has reinvigorated his passion for white winemaking by exploring the limits of this wonderful adaptable variety. The last 2013 vintage was a lighter body low alcohol style with similar tropical and quince flavours that the 2014 has produced.?Ron made the conscious decision to keep it completely unoaked to capture the essence of the variety.?The luscious palate pairs well with grilled seafood and richly flavoured foods.

Taste Notes: A fresh unwooded style?using gentle basket pressing and cool fermentation to capture?the stunning peach, pineapple and quince flavours.

14.5% Alc Vol

RRP: $19/bottle

Case: $205/12 bottles (save $23)

Previous Vintages:?2013, 2012

 

2014 Riesling Traminer?Late Picked

Our late picked Traminer Riesling has been a staple in our range since 1993 when we released our first version dedicated to Ron’s mother Lorna Liebich (1917-1997) who always appreciated a sweet drop.?This succulent blend of Riesling (66%) with Gew?rztraminer (34%) delivers a beautiful bouquet with a succulent palate. It will reward cellaring and improve in depth, flavour and complexity developing candied citrus and honey flavours.? Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, with a dessert, or with a delicately spiced curry.

Taste Notes: A delicate style with a?perfumed bouquet of musk and citrus blossom. The sweet palate is balanced by low alcohol and fresh natural acidity.

9.5% Alc Vol

RRP: $19/bottle

Case: $205/12 bottles (save $23)

Previous Vintages:?1993, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012