For Day Two of the 12 Wines of Christmas series, we are jumping to the far end of the red scale, to this delicious 2013 Handpicked Wines Barossa Valley Shiraz.
Handpicked Wines produce some of my favourite wines, largely due to the fact that they currently grow grapes from regions all over Australia such as Mornington Peninsula, the Barossa Valley, and of course, my favourite Yarra Valley.
Their vineyards have been carefully chosen and are managed with such dedication and eye for detail, ensuring they produce a wine in a true reflection of the region it is grown.
The 2013 Handpicked Wines Shiraz is quite a typical and characteristic example of a Barossa Valley Shiraz, with full bodied flavour and packing a real punch!
On the Eye: Deep, rich burgundy
On the Nose: Earthy, yet fruity – full of berries and spice
In the Mouth: Exactly as you would imagine from the aroma – rich and full of berry flavours, yet earthy and full tannins
This Shiraz would be the perfect accompaniment to a roast lamb dish, adding a flavour punch to a melt in your mouth, perfectly cooked lamb.