The Crusades come to the Eden Valley!
There must be something in the water in the wine regions around Adelaide. Last year, for example, we had the fun of discovering “Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld” of the ancient Celts in the Clare, and also finding an imaginary chateau in the Barossa (Chateau Hoffman, of Peter Lehmann Wines). This year we got an early result, finding a vigneron who claims a link back to the Crusades and who named our new 2012 Eden Valley riesling accordingly. This week we also have a delicious, slightly lighter style of shiraz from Pirramimma and following a new delivery, we can offer a bargain price on a favourite 2012 shiraz from the Adelaide Hills, the Kari Bay. 
 
David Bruer runs a couple of small vineyards in Langhorne Creek and the Eden Valley called “Temple Bruer” after a relic of a Knights Templar building in Lincolnshire of the same name. These were the guys who caused a lot of havoc in the Middle East some 900 years ago - the peaceful hills of the Eden Valley certainly seem a long way from the carnage of the Crusades. Perhaps this somewhat evocative name is one reason why we can offer his wines at such a bargain price! In any event, the Eden Valley certainly produce excellent rieslings in years such as 2012, regarded as the best in a generation and this week we release a fine one from David to complement the two shiraz’s. Finally, with more hot weather forecast, think how good a chilled rosé will taste – at only $11 a bottle, the Hawkes Bay (NZ) Rosé is smooth and supple with excellent soft fruit balanced by fresh crispness and should fit the bill perfectly!
 
For drinks parties or for that wedding or birthday party, we have a lot of other high-quality, well-priced wines that will mean you and your guests will indeed drink better for less! In both the Sydney and Melbourne regions we can also provide beer and soft drinks, and we have glasses and ice bins available at no charge. It is very easy to get it all to your door, you can pay online or on invoice and we guarantee prompt delivery - visit www.winemarshalls.com.au to see our full range or ring David on 0416 178 547 to discuss your requirements.

Knights Templar "Temple Bruer" 2012 Eden Valley Riesling

A lovely pale gold with green highlights, it tastes fresh and clean with lovely pure fruit acid highlighted by citrus flavours. Organically grown, this is perfect summer drinking and terrific value at only $13 a bottle (Limited).    

Buy for $13.00 each

Pirramimma `Pirra` McLaren Vale & Limestone Coast 2010 Shiraz 

Another delicious shiraz from one of the most accomplished makers of shiraz in Australia, Pirramimma. From an outstanding vintage, and a producer famous for exactly this style, this wine is sourced from their Robe and (old vine) McLaren vineyards. It is a bit lighter than some of their other reds, but is darkly coloured and is rich and smooth with excellent warmth and a touch of pepper. Great value. 

Buy for $13.00 each

Bargain of the Week
 
Kari Bay Adelaide Hills (SA) 2012 Shiraz
Professor Hickinbotham was one of the founding fathers of Australian wine and the grandfather of David Hickinbotham, who made this wine. The family still own some of the best vineyards in South Australia, and the grapes they produce are good enough to have supplied fruit for Penfolds Grange. Kari Bay, their export label wine, is certainly not Grange, but it is both affordable and good drinking. Grown in what is now widely called the best vintage in a generation this smooth and uncomplicated young wine is already excellent, easy drinking. With a bit of spice and cherry on the nose, it has good balance, nice ripe fruit and a gently drying finish. A real bargain at only $9, thanks to one more yet another English export order being cancelled.

Buy for $9.00 each

After an Assorted Selection of Wine?

 
A lot of people prefer to drink a range of wines but often find it difficult to make a selection from the numerous labels in the bottle shops or on line. If this is you why not try a range of different wines, such as our premium mixed red cases at only $120 a case. If you like, we can tailor the contents to your own preferences (for example, mainly shiraz, no merlot etc etc) and all of the wines we sell have been tested by us for both quality and value. Give it a go, and go exploring!
 
If you would like to order any of these wines simply log onto our website where you can also see and select from our full range.
 
All the best,
David and Hugh
 


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