The Riebke brothers have some of the best kept vineyards in the Ebenezer district and their family have grown outstanding quality fruit from old, low yielding vines for six successive generations. For their faith in what we do and their assistance in the birth and growth of Teusner Wines, we’ll be forever thankful.
Coming off the back of the amazing 2012 vintage, which produced some of the strongest Teusner wines we’d ever made, our fingers were crossed, hoping that mother nature would again deliver the goods in 2013.
Well, she delivered something alright...one of the driest winters and growing seasons in living memory. It would be an understatement to say the vineyards and the growers did it hard this time around...in fact some vineyards didn’t make Christmas so tough was the going. But the Riebkes have been around the block a few times when it comes to the grape growing game, and delivered some amazing quality fruit to the winery. Experience paid off big time!
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Six generations of the Riebke family have grown grapes in the Ebenezer district. Deeply coloured; resplendently mouthfilling, plum, blackberry and licorice tumble around each other on the medium to full-bodied palate; all this is good, but the quality of the tannins and acidity on the savoury finish is even better. Great value. Rating 95 - Drink by 2033, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUN/2014).
The hits just keep on coming for Teusner and its Riebke Shiraz.
Pure, warm-hearted, black-fruited Barossa red. Not much oak to speak of but a hefty serve of blackberried, coal-like, clovey fruit flavour. Chai crushed-spice complexity. Tight, chalky tannin. Pretty much bang on. Rating 90 - Drink by 2019, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (APR/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2013 Riebke upholds the tradition… rich, abundant flavour and serious drinkability whilst also being easy on the pocket. The wine is jam packed with Barossa Shiraz flavours…plums, black fruits and warm spices.
We’ve taken it easy on the oak to allow the fruit to take center stage...as you would when it’s this good. This is a plush, vibrant wine of immense generosity and incredible value.