Teusner `Joshua` Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2013 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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$161.94 per pack
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Overview

‘Joshua holds a special place at Teusner. It was the first wine Mick and I made, launching Teusner Wines back in 2002. We love the juicy, spicy flavours of the classic Barossa Varietals – Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz – untouched by the influence of Oak. Along the way it (and us) has made many friends.” Kym Teusner.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

This was a wonderful year for Barossa reds. The Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz all looked as good as we could remember seeing since we started Teusner. The 70 year old Grenache grown in the sandy soils of the Riebke vineyard in Northern Barossa provides the back bone for this wine. Mataro is sourced from the harder red dirt around Williamstown in the south and Stockwell in the North and the blend is rounded out with about 14% Shiraz from the Koonunga sub district.

Blend

63% Grenache, 23% Mataro, 14% Shiraz

Aroma

There are aromas of ripe, dark plums and nuances of chocolate.

Palate

The palate is soft and friendly with mouth filling flavour and fine, spicy Mataro tannins.

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner witnessed a conversation between his girlfriend’s uncle and his brother. They were discussing the viability of an old Grenache vineyard, planted in the Northern Barossa Valley by their grandfather. The low yields and low prices being paid by the ‘Big Boys’ meant that the vineyard was running at a loss and was facing certain destruction! Kym was loath to hear this and approached his brother in law, now business partner, to see if they could scratch together enough cash to keep these gnarled old vines in the ground. In that first year they raised enough capital for only about a quarter of the fruit from that vineyard, but this was enough for the Riebke brothers to stall their plans for these precious old vines. They were aware of a few other old blocks that fruit could be sourced from, if required, and made the first release with 165 cases of 2002 Joshua. In addition to this about 8 hogsheads of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz was put aside, destined to be released around 24 months later as Avatar.

Our philosophy is to produce only exceptional, affordable wines by being very selective about the fruit that we source from old, well maintained vineyards. These vineyards reliably produce balanced, complex fruit which we guide, with minimal inputs, into wine. Our fruit sources are predominantly family and close friends, which allows us this selectivity in which fruit we vinify.

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