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“The Riebke family grow outstanding quality fruit on old, low yielding Barossa Valley vines...something they’ve been doing for six generations. For their faith in what we do and their assistance in the birth and growth of Teusner Wines, we’ll be forever thankful.
2014 marks another great vintage for reds from the Barossa Valley, following on from 2012 and 2013....but with each vintage having its own story. The amazing 2012 vintage produced some of the strongest Teusner wines we’d ever made...and then along came 2013 to really test us...one of the driest winters and growing seasons in living memory producing classic Barossa reds – big and rich and delicious. Most of our growers remember well the 2014 vintage....and especially a Valentine’s Day spent lunching long at the winery whilst mother nature, in all her glorious unpredictability, dumped 4 to 6 inches of rain on their vineyards. Whilst plenty may have panicked, the Riebkes...with generations of experience (and a few clarets) under their belts...stayed relaxed, calm in the knowledge that their dry patch of the northern Barossa might welcome a bit of a freshen up before the serious business of harvesting grapes began. And they had good reason to sit back and reach for the bottle of red one more time that day...because I reckon the 2014 vintage has delivered us a cracker Riebke!
The Riebke tradition continues...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.
Thanks again to mother nature and the amazing Riebke family!”
Kym Teusner, Winemaker