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Wine Australia showcases the breadth of Australian shiraz

In an event which took place yesterday (7 October), Wine Australia showcased the wide range in the country’s shiraz offering, from Barossa to the Yarra Valley.

australia in corks: wine australia showcases range of australian shiraz

The eschewing of new oak continues for Australian winemakers, with freshness on display at Wine Australia’s international tasting event.

The event was led by a panel of experts in the Australian wine industry, including UK-based wine writer and lecturer Dr Jamie Goode, Thomas Curtius MW, partner in the Webber Restaurant Group in the US Kate Webber, and Mark Davidson, who led the discussion.

Regions explored through the range of wines included Great Southern, McLaren Vale, Barossa, Yarra Valley, Grampians, and Strathbogie Ranges.

Australian shiraz is seeing a trend towards fresher styles, with earlier picking contributing to this increased freshness. Guest speaker Tim Duval of John Duval Wines, discussed the movement away from new wood as an opportunity to promote the fruit through the chosen vessel.

Old vines were on show at the Wine Australia event, with some upwards of 100 years old in the case of the John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz 2019.

The full list of wines showcased at the event are as follows:

Tyrrell’s Wines Hunter Valley Shiraz 2019

Hewitson ‘Ned and Henry’s’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018

John Duval ‘Entity’ Barossa Shiraz 2019

Gemtree ‘Uncut’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2019

Battle of Bosworth Wines ‘Puritan’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2021

Howard Park ‘Flint Rock’ Great Southern Shiraz 2018

Fowles Wine ‘Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Wild Ferment’ Strathbogie Ranges Syrah 2019

Mount Langi Ghiran ‘Cliff Edge’ Grampians Shiraz 2019

Lambert Wines Yarra Valley Syrah 2019

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