SA: Vale and Valley RedsSink into the verdant vales and misty valleys of two of Australia’s most loved regions.
- IN STOCK
- SHIPS NEXT BUSINESS DAY
- EARN 2 KRISFLYER MILES PER $1
*PURCHASE 6 BOTTLES AND EARN 500 KRISFLYER MILES* A field day for lovers of voluptuous, and supremely drinkable red wines. Meet Vale and Valley standouts Shiraz and Grenache, and get acquainted with their lesser-known mates.
What’s in the case?
Revel in the salty sea breezes and buttery sunshine of the McLaren Vale, and uncover the ancient majesty and heady warmth of the Barossa Valley.
With Vale and Valley Reds, you’ll traverse the spectacularly scenic breadth of two of Australia’s best-known wine regions — both just a quick drive from Adelaide — and get to know the varieties that have catapulted the country to global stardom.
Featuring prestige names alongside sensational up-and-comers, this case places the stylistic differences of two geographic near-neighbours on brilliant display.
Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz 2019McLaren Vale, SA
A plum-saturated, vibrant Shiraz with a name evocative of magenta-indigo sunsets. Crafted from hand-picked fruit grown on 70-year-old vines in the McLaren Vale’s Rayner Vineyard, this medium-bodied, headily perfumed expression reflects the philosophy of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly: to show off a brighter, more savoury side of the celebrated McLaren Vale.
Mitolo ‘Ourea' Sagrantino 2018McLaren Vale, SA
The God of the Mountains descends from on high in the powerfully rustic ‘Ourea’. Named for Greek mythology’s divine embodiments of peaks à la Olympus, Ourea honours the mountainous Italian origins of the plum-and-cinnamon-packed Sagrantino, which Mitolo elder Frank has cultivated to 95-point Halliday Wine Companion success in the agreeable climes of the McLaren Vale.
Paxton McLaren Vale Grenache 2019McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale Grenache in all its silky, masterfully complex glory, courtesy of David Paxton, one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturalists. Paxton farms all its vineyards organically and biodynamically, including the eminently dignified Thomas Block, which nurtures vines with roots dating back to 1887.
Schild Estate ‘Edgar’ Reserve Old Bush Vine Grenache 2018Barossa Valley, SA
Taste the primordial magic of century-old Grenache in this distinguished, garnet-hued Barossa siren. Made with hand-picked grapes from the gnarled boughs of vines planted in 1916, the Edgar — named for Schild patriarch Ed Schild, who’s run the winery for 64 years — offers a cardamom-and-cherry-wrapped look at the understated elegance of Barossa Grenache.
Teusner ‘Avatar’ Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2018Barossa Valley, SA
A galaxy of luscious brambly blackberry, intoxicating bonfire smoke, and velvety turned earth. Named to evoke a transformation of sorts in a nod to Teusner’s original 2002 vintage, ‘Avatar’ is Kym Teusner and Mick Page’s old-vine masterclass in what they believe to be the best showcase for Barossa staple Shiraz: as part-and-parcel of a blend alongside regional brethren Grenache and Mataro.
Yelland & Papps YP ‘Vin de Soif’ 2017Barossa Valley, SA
Organic, old-vine Grenache, Mataro, and Carignane from a mighty little Barossa plot born in 1846. Awarded 95 points in Halliday Wine Companion and perfect drinking for all occasions, this plump, raspberry-streaked, complexly medicinal jewel from husband-and-wife Susan and Michael Papps lends credence to the moniker ‘Vin de Soif’ (French for ‘thirst-quencher’) and captures a more nuanced side of Barossa wine.
Teusner Avatar Grenache Mataro Shiraz - Old vine grenache, mataro and shiraz. Firm, bold, fresh and characterful. A terrific release. Plum, redcurrant, campfire and sweet spice. Ribs of velvety tannin. Somehow manages to feel both generous and controlled. Super.
Mitolo ‘Ourea' Sagrantino 2018 - This is very good sagrantino, a sturdy grape variety hailing from volcanic Umbria, a gorgeous region abutting the more staid fields of Tuscany. Physiologically, arguably the most phenolic grape varieties known to man-think colour and tannin quotient-sagrantino's wines are inevitably full-bodied and equipped for richer foods. This is no exception. Subdued aromas of crushed rock, thyme, mace and rosemary. The accents on darker fruit tones. Saturated with extract and a thrumming chord of tannin from fore to aft, this is savoury and delicious. Appetising. More, please.
Yelland & Papps YP ‘Vin de Soif’ 2017 - 70.1% grenache, 24.9% mataro, 5% carignan from multiple vineyards with an average age of 87yo. Wild yeast-open fermented with an average of 38% whole bunches, 16 days on skins, matured for 20 months in used French oak. The cool vintage is reflected in the savoury intensity that permeates every part of a (very) complex wine. Food matches? A hundred or so.
Schild Estate ‘Edgar’ Reserve Old Bush Vine Grenache 2018 - The vineyard was planted in 1916, hand-picked, destemmed, open-fermented, 15 days on skins, 13 months in large format French oak. A distinguished Barossa Valley grenache, red and purple fruits with clear integrity aided by a long, firm finish.
Signature Wine Journeys.
Explore the world's great wine regions from the comfort of
- Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
- Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.