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Cellar Door Fest 2019

Cellar Door Fest is the event for all South Australian wine lovers. We’re excited to be back pouring Liebichwein wines at Cellar Door Fest 2019 – a popular favourite food, wine, beer and spirits festival held over three days – 15-17th March in the city centre.

Adelaide is a Great Wine Capital of the World with outstanding wines and this huge event is your chance to sample all your favourite styles from all over South Australia at the Adelaide Convention Centre with easy public transport options.

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

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

Come and see us in the Barossa Valley region!

15-17th March  2019

Adelaide Convention Centre

FRIDAY:  5.00PM – 9.00PM
SATURDAY:  11.00AM – 6.00PM
SUNDAY:  11.00AM – 6.00PM

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The making of our first Lovely Sparkling

While the first Liebichwein sparkling wine project began as simply producing a wine for the family, it is now available as a limited release. We are over the moon with this Lovely Sparkling wine!

You may be asking, why have we made a sparkling and why has it taken us so long?

It’s no secret that Janet’s favourite wine style is fizz and our whole family enjoy sharing bubbles with friends and family. Ron has been experimenting with growing a variety of Pinot Noir clones and making the odd dry red which he’s been pretty happy with, but he was up for a new challenge. A trip to the Champagne region in 2014 was the inspiration needed for Ron to explore the realm of Traditional Method sparkling.

We knew we needed help with this project so we enlisted the support of Sean and Sue Delaney of Sinclair’s Gully and Simon Greenleaf who make fine wines in the Adelaide Hills. They all encouraged us to have a go and were willing to share their tips and provide access to their equipment. Excitedly, we embarked on the collaboration.

The Lovely Sparkling story started early in vintage 2014 when we handpicked our own Pinot Noir destined to be the sparkling base wine.  This was then blended with fresher Pinot base wine from vintage 2016 to build complexity. In late 2017, we arranged a few rounds of dedicated tasting trials to get the balance of body and sweetness just right. The wine is hand-disgorged, dosaged, capped and labelled to order. We decided to use our own Ruby Fortified Grenache for dosage to add sweetness and a pink hue.

The next steps were to think of a suitable name and package. We chose the name ‘Lovely’ for a number of reasons. Our family name Liebich is very close to the German word ‘lieblich’ which means ‘lovely’, the Barossa Valley maintains strong German heritage, and of course the wine is pretty lovely to look at, sip and savour.

Given that the quantity is very limited, purchases are restricted to cellar door customers and mailing list members.

Taste Notes
Delicate blush from contact with grape skins. Tantalising strawberry, blossom and toasted brioche aromas lead to a lively lingering palate. Simply lovely!

$30 per bottle

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Barossa Vintage 2016 Report

Vintage 2016 table grape mixAn early, fast and fabulous harvest – earliest finish ever!

Ron reports slightly higher tonnages and great juice quality all round. Vintage could be finished by Easter. There are just two varieties left to pick – Muscat and Grenache for fortifieds. The table grapes have been the best we can remember and we hope to share some over Easter when you visit.

We’re very excited that Ron has handmade a batch of Pinot Noir for a delicate pink sparkling – it could be a year before we see it in the bottle, so patience is to be tested. Janet is dreaming of sitting on the front verandah watching the sunset with sparkling glass in hand!

 

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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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