Introducing the Dry River Shiraz a new wine at the Wine Box. The rivers of Australia help to irrigate the vineyards. Although water is important; the drier the river the better the concentration of flavours in our wines. We are working in close partnership with a family owned winery, which pride themselves on producing consistent and good quality wines. After harvest our wine buyer travelled to Australia to specially select these wines for this range.
The vineyards of Australia cover 170 000 hectares in different wine regions in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and a smaller area in Queensland.
Australia was the 7th biggest wine producing country in 2015 with around 1,200 million liters of wine produced (source OIV). But the country consumption representing less than 40% of the production. Australia is actually the 4th largest wine exporter. The first vines arrived in the end of the eighteenth century on board the vessels of the First Fleet of Governor Phillip going to New South Wales. Today the main grape varieties cultivated in Australia wine regions include. Shiraz (syrah), cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, riesling, viognier, pinot noir, grenache, sangiovese, mourvèdre and pinot grigio.
A deep and inky red in colour, Dry River Shiraz displays a nose of smoky rich fruits with a touch of mint. Smooth and rich on the palate with spicy flavours of luscious dark berry fruits The balanced tannins help to deliver a tremendously concentrated finish.
Serve at room temperature and try partnering with spicy dishes such as Mexican fajitas or Cajun chicken.