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THREE RIVERS (CHRIS RINGLAND) Dry Grown Bush Vines Shiraz, Barossa 1993

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exceptional 99 points - RP 99 RP THREE RIVERS (CHRIS RINGLAND) Dry Grown Bush Vines Shiraz, Barossa 1993 THREE RIVERS (CHRIS RINGLAND) Dry Grown Bush Vines Shiraz, Barossa 1993

THREE RIVERS (CHRIS RINGLAND) Dry Grown Bush Vines Shiraz, Barossa 1993

Chris Ringland Shiraz is steeped in the Barossa’s post-colonial story and the high art and science of winemaking. Typically the wine is deep in colour with intense dark berry, paneforte, espresso roasted chestnut aromas. The palate is plush and concentrated with blackberry, mocha, paneforte spicy flavours and dense fine chocolaty tannins. Despite the opulence, flamboyance, richness and concentration, the wine has superb percussion and freshness. The wine is a small vinification of around four to five hogsheads or 1500 litres. The "unusually thick skinned" Shiraz is entirely sourced from Chris Ringland's dry-grown vineyard on the edge of the Barossa Valley, but technically in Eden Valley, along Flaxman's Valley near Randall's Hill. The wine is "painstakingly hand-made" in open fermenters and regularly pumped-over to extract colour, flavour and tannins. After draining and pressing through a traditional basket press, fermentation is completed in 100% new French oak hogsheads. A period of up to 50 months oak maturation follows to achieve optimum complexity and balance between oak and fruit. The extraordinarily high release prices (higher than Penfolds Grange), limited production and reputation make Chris Ringland Shiraz the stuff of legends.
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Chris Ringland Shiraz is steeped in the Barossa’s post-colonial story and the high art and science of winemaking. Typically the wine is deep in colour with intense dark berry, paneforte, espresso roasted chestnut aromas. The palate is plush and concentrated with blackberry, mocha, paneforte spicy flavours and dense fine chocolaty tannins. Despite the opulence, flamboyance, richness and concentration, the wine has superb percussion and freshness. The wine is a small vinification of around four to five hogsheads or 1500 litres. The "unusually thick skinned" Shiraz is entirely sourced from Chris Ringland's dry-grown vineyard on the edge of the Barossa Valley, but technically in Eden Valley, along Flaxman's Valley near Randall's Hill. The wine is "painstakingly hand-made" in open fermenters and regularly pumped-over to extract colour, flavour and tannins. After draining and pressing through a traditional basket press, fermentation is completed in 100% new French oak hogsheads. A period of up to 50 months oak maturation follows to achieve optimum complexity and balance between oak and fruit. The extraordinarily high release prices (higher than Penfolds Grange), limited production and reputation make Chris Ringland Shiraz the stuff of legends.
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 1993
  • Region: Barossa
  • Code: TRSBV
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Barossa

Barossa Valley Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many

Barossa Valley

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.
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Winery THREE RIVERS (CHRIS RINGLAND)

Langton’s Selections ^2Chris Ringland Shiraz, Randall's Hill Shiraz (declassified Three Rivers) Chris Ringland Shiraz, formally known as Three Rivers, is an utterly gorgeous wine that not only seduces, bombards and challenges the senses but suggests a deep emotional connection between the winemaker and his vineyard landscape. Technical brilliance, physical resilience and a painterly eye for detail makes this wine a uniquely interesting experience. Ringland is a passionate proponent of Barossa Shiraz. Three Rivers is an impossibly small vinification ranging from 2 to 3 hogsheads, making the total make approximately 100 cases at the very most. The fruit is sourced from Chris Ringland's dry-grown vineyard on the edge of the Barossa Valley – but technically in Eden Valley – along Flaxman’s Valley near Randall's Hill. The "unusually thick skinned" Shiraz is sourced from Chris Ringland's dry grown vineyard, planted originally in 1910 on shallow skeletal granitic sandy loams over u
Langton’s Selections ^2Chris Ringland Shiraz, Randall's Hill Shiraz (declassified Three Rivers) Chris Ringland Shiraz, formally known as Three Rivers, is an utterly gorgeous wine that not only seduces, bombards and challenges the senses but suggests a deep emotional connection between the winemaker and his vineyard landscape. Technical brilliance, physical resilience and a painterly eye for detail makes this wine a uniquely interesting experience. Ringland is a passionate proponent of Barossa Shiraz. Three Rivers is an impossibly small vinification ranging from 2 to 3 hogsheads, making the total make approximately 100 cases at the very most. The fruit is sourced from Chris Ringland's dry-grown vineyard on the edge of the Barossa Valley – but technically in Eden Valley – along Flaxman’s Valley near Randall's Hill. The "unusually thick skinned" Shiraz is sourced from Chris Ringland's dry grown vineyard, planted originally in 1910 on shallow skeletal granitic sandy loams over underlying clay moisture holding podzols. Ringland believes his century-old vines yield Shiraz of unique lushness, tremendous concentration and unusually thick skins. The Vines will ripen up to 17 degrees Baume yet retain excellent acid balance and flavour. Ringland describes Three Rivers as a celebration of tiny parcels of true vineyard selected fruit. The wines are ‘painstakingly hand made’ in open fermenters, regularly plunged to extract colour, flavour and tannins. After draining and pressing through a traditional wooden basket press, fermentation is completed in 100% new French oak hogsheads. A period of up to 40 months oak maturation follows to achieve optimum complexity and balance between oak and fruit. The very limited release Chris Ringland/Three Rivers is about opulence, flamboyance, richness and concentration. This is a prodigiously important wine, but rare and expensive. Since the waning of the cult wine scene Chris Ringland Shiraz has maintained its strong position on the secondary wine market. In 2005 it was included in Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine debuting at ‘Outstanding’. This reflects a common belief that the wine is something very special and worth seeking out. It is not unusual for bottles to exceed $1000. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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