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CHATEAU TANUNDA 1890 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 2019

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CHATEAU TANUNDA 1890 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 2019 CHATEAU TANUNDA 1890 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 2019

CHATEAU TANUNDA 1890 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia 2019

CHATEAU TANUNDA 1890 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
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CHATEAU TANUNDA 1890 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia
  • Style: Cabernet-Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Region: South Australia
  • Code: CT1890
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region South Australia

South Australia is the driest state on the world’s driest continent. Covering almost 1 million (984 377km) square kilomteres, it represents 12.8% of the Australian land mass. Sweeping plains are intersected by a spine of relatively low lying ranges, the Mount Lofty/Flinders Ranges which extend through the heart of the State. Over 50% of the state is elevated at under 150 metres. The Great Artesian basin covers almost one-third of the State. The major river is the River Murray which lethargically makes its way into the Southern Ocean. This water mass has a moderating effect on climate, particularly in the southern regions of South Australia where most vines are planted. Summers are generally hot and dry with relatively mild nights. Winters are cool. Rainfall occurs mostly during late autumn/winter (May, June, July, August). Drought and salinity are major concerns. The principle wine regions in South Australia are; the Adelaide Hills, Barossa (comprising the Barossa and Eden Valleys),

South Australia is the driest state on the world’s driest continent. Covering almost 1 million (984 377km) square kilomteres, it represents 12.8% of the Australian land mass. Sweeping plains are intersected by a spine of relatively low lying ranges, the Mount Lofty/Flinders Ranges which extend through the heart of the State. Over 50% of the state is elevated at under 150 metres. The Great Artesian basin covers almost one-third of the State. The major river is the River Murray which lethargically makes its way into the Southern Ocean. This water mass has a moderating effect on climate, particularly in the southern regions of South Australia where most vines are planted.

Summers are generally hot and dry with relatively mild nights. Winters are cool. Rainfall occurs mostly during late autumn/winter (May, June, July, August). Drought and salinity are major concerns.

The principle wine regions in South Australia are; the Adelaide Hills, Barossa (comprising the Barossa and Eden Valleys), Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Coonawarra and the Riverland. Vineyard expansion has also extended to Wrattonbully, Mount Benson, Bordertown, Robe, Southern Fleurieu and the Flinders Ranges.

It is a tradition for many wine companies to make multi-district blends from South Australian fruit – the idea of house style taking precedence over regional definition. Penfolds pioneered this concept. The vagaries of vintage variation can be evened out by fruit selection, ensuring quality at a high level. However there is debate that this concept comes at the expense of the ‘soul’ of the wine. Penfolds Grange is probably the most famous multi-district blend and is an excellent counter-argument.

Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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Winery CHATEAU TANUNDA

This historic chateau was built in the 1880’s and is home to some of the earliest vine plantings circa 1840. It was at Château Tanunda that several of Australia’s most illustrious winemakers worked, Max Schubert, Jack Mann and Bill Seppelt, to name a few. Since 1998 it has been a family owned business, and it was the Gerber family that restored the chateau to its former glory. The chateau boasts 250 acres, in prime locations throughout the Barossa Valley and produces a diverse range of 25 wines from sparkling to full-bodied reds through to light whites and fuller richer Chardonnays, from over a dozen different grape varieties.
ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. No Alcohol can be sold or supplied to anyone under 18. It's against the law. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: WARNING - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence: To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years [Penalty exceeds $19,000]; For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor [Penalty exceeds $800]. License Number: 32055289