We are proud to present our new release Apera in the style of Sweet Sherry as we continue to hone in on our reputation for fantastic fortifieds.
Ron has been making wine for 46 years in the Barossa region. He makes no secret of the fact that fortifieds, particularly so-called ?white ports? are what got him hooked on winemaking in the first place.
The favourable weather conditions during the 2015 harvest allowed the fruit to naturally become raisins on the vine, perfect for making this style of wine. Semillon grapes almost left forgotten in the vineyard were combined with 1/3 ripe Riesling grapes producing juice that had a rich raisin-like flavour which was lightly fortified with 100% grape spirit to retain 9.2?Baume sweetness.
Raisin Apera is reminiscent of a sticky Botrytis style with warm honey toffee characters. The burnished gold colour belies the youthfulness of the wine. An irresistible perfumed scent of candied citrus mixed with raisins and a luscious sweet finish. The Riesling component lifts the nose and lightens the palate.
This sweet sherry style wine compliments lighter wine drinking moments either before or after meals. Serve chilled on hot days or over crushed ice. Also a versatile ingredient in the kitchen in sauces, sorbets and cocktails.?Try preparing a sorbet or poach your favourite seasonal fruit in a little of the diluted wine.
Raisin Apera is a new addition to Liebich?s extensive range of fortified wines at Liebichwein cellar door in Rowland Flat. It comes packaged in 375mL bottles, a handy size for travelling.
Exclusive to Cellar Door and Mailing List customers.
We are excited to be part of this very popular event where the finest South Australian producers will be on show over a whole weekend in Adelaide.
Meet, taste and discover over 180 wine, beer, cider and food producers from every corner of the state. Loose yourself chatting to producers and tasting wines from over a dozen regions in the cool Adelaide Convention Centre. March is the best time to be in Adelaide with the Fringe Festival in full swing for some evening entertainment.
What we will bring to the Cellar Door Fest?
We will bring something to suit every palate. We are likely to attract sweet tooths for our luscious aged fortifieds made from four grape varieties. People love the 10 year old Semillon which tastes like sticky toffee pudding. Lovers of quality red wines will be in for a treat as we are pouring a special museum 2008 The Darkie Shiraz and 2006 The Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon.?Be the first to taste these?our newly released fortified wine Raisin Apera.
Why we take part?
Being open 6 days a week doesn?t leave a lot of time to venture off the property to spend time in the city. This event provides an opportunity to meet a wide range of wine lovers all in one convenient location. We?d like to share our passion for food and wine and the amazing lifestyle we are blessed with in South Australia. We have thoroughly enjoyed past events we were involved with.
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A single vineyard Barossa Shiraz from the excellent 2012 vintage. Lovers of big Barossa Shiraz won?t be disappointed.
A classic full bodied black inky Barossa shiraz grown on 22 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 intense dark berries balanced superbly with spiced vanillin oak flavours.
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.
Taste Notes: Black inky colour. Bouquet of bright red plums and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with excellent fruit length and textured palate.
Since 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
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
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.
We want to thank those who came out to dine with us at Bramble & Vine in North Carlton. It was a relaxed evening with 30 guests enjoying sophisticated food and a diverse range of wines. Our hostess Leila was a genuine professional who made sure everyone felt welcome and their glass was always full. The evening kicked off with a tasting of all our current wines and the launch of The Darkie Shiraz 2006 (vintage number 12 of this flagship wine!). During dinner we surprised guests by serving the 2002 Lofty and Darkie which are holding up extremely well, especially under screw cap. Everyone had a great night!