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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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Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2016: Ageing Gracefully @ Liebichwein

Back vintage red wines & museum fortified barrels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do yourself a favour and plan to visit Barossa on the first weekend of September for Gourmet festivities.

Chief winemaker Ron Liebich has turned 70 this year. With over 45 Barossa vintages under his belt we decided to share some special wines from his past vintages on Father’s Day. Don’t miss this chance to taste rare wines from our personal cellar!

Wine tasting flights include Retrospective Reds (vintage 2000-2004 Darkie Shiraz, Lofty Cab, Potter’s Merlot) and Forgotten Fortifieds (different grape varieties, some over 20 years old). Wines also available by the glass and bottle. Wine flights are served with savoury or sweet food prepared by local chef Leon. All food is inspired from old Barossa cookbooks like Grandma used to make. Tea and coffee supplied by Hot and Frothy Coffee van. Families will enjoy vintage games and “port” for kids. To top it off we’re spinning classic tunes from Ron’s heyday.

We are looking forward to sharing some blasts from the past. A delightful way to spend a day in the Barossa!

Savoury Food Platter
Pork and Rabbit Brawn, Lamb kibbi, Beef Pepper and Port Sausage Roll

Sweet Food Platter
Quark Cheesecake, Chocolate and muscat Brownie, Raisin Clafoutis

LIMITED TICKETS
Please pre-book tickets for tasting flights and food for catering purposes.
Museum wines available by the glass.
Taste Very Old Rare Tawny.
Kids can enjoy yummy food, “port for kids” and vintage games.

WHEN:            Sunday 4 September 2016 12pm – 4pm

TICKETS:       $39.50 includes a wine flight matched with food

WHERE:         151 Steingarten Road, Rowland Flat

Buy Tickets Here

 

All ticket holders enter the prize draw to win a Red Magnum or Rare Tawny bottle.

 

Check out other events happening that weekend September 2-4

Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2016

 

 

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The Potter’s Merlot 2010

2010 The Potter’s Merlot

 SPECIAL LATE HARVEST

A wine dedicated to Samuel Hoffmann (1818-1900), a master potter, who settled on the Liebich property in 1848. Potter Hoffmann was one of the first German potters who emigrated to South Australia. He cleared an area between the current winery and the creek for farming and built a kiln nearby. Shards of his pottery can still be found in the yard today.

Vineyard: Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley

A premium single vineyard wine from 100% Merlot planted in 1989 by Ron Liebich. The 2010 vintage saw lower than average yield of 2 tonne/acre. Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing with no fining or filtration were employed for fuller flavour.

2010 Potters Merlot bottle
Taste Notes: Typical full-bodied Merlot this label is renowned for. Seductive mulberry and pomegranate flavours integrate with subtle oak tannins. Silky smooth palate that is ready to drink now with lovely natural acidity to pair with rich dishes. A complex medium-bodied wine in our premium range that will reward cellaring for up to five years.

15.0% Alc Vol

RRP: $25/bottle

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

 

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

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The Whole Shebang Red Blend

This red blend brings “The Whole Shebang” to the table from the Liebich vineyard. The first release was so popular that Ron had no choice but to get back to the blending bench.

Ron has spent many hours perfecting this blend of younger and older wines from five varieties all grown on the Liebich property including Merlot, Tempranillo and Pinot Noir. All blending wines were basket-pressed and unfiltered to retain concentrated flavours.

A sensational value non-vintage red blend that won’t last long in anyone’s cellar.

 

Taste Notes: The nose is full of dark berries with well balanced spicy oak from older blend components. The palate is elegantly smooth and easy drinking with some refreshing sour cherry flavours.

 

RRP: $15 per bottle

Special price is $150 for 12 bottles.

Available for tasting at Cellar Door.

 

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The Potter’s Merlot 2008

A wine dedicated to Potter Samuel Hoffmann, a master potter and craftsman who was the first settler on the Liebichwein property in 1848. Remains of his activities can be found today as shards in areas of the farm, but alas, very few whole pots still exist.

Varietal:

bottle_Potters Merlot_2008

100% Merlot

Region:

Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley

Vineyard and Vinification:

Merlot vines were planted in 1989 and trained on 5 foot high single wire trellis system to maximise ripening the fruit. Vines are grafted onto two varieties of rootstocks and yield between 3 to 5 tonnes per acre depending on the season. Merlot fruit always shows opulent ripe mulberry and cherry flavours. Traditional winemaking techniques and subsequent maturation in various aged French Vosques and Nevers oak barrels result in Merlot wines of weight and complexity.

Vintages:

Produced between 1998-2003 as a 100% varietal then the Thumb-press Cabernet Merlot was introduced into the range. The next 100% Merlot was produced in 2008.

Tasting Notes:

Deep crimson in colour. A robust full bodied Merlot. The seductive nose of ripe mulberry and pomegranate aromas integrated draw you into the ripe fruit and spicy flavours. Fine-grain tannins, smooth viscosity and a long, rounded finish feature in this wine. 

The 2008 vintage is sold out as of March 2014. Fans of Merlot might like to try the 2010 Vintage currently available.