This three-pack represents some unique expressions of Chris Ringland’s labours of love with bold Barossan drops loved the world over. First up is Ringland’s 2013 Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz – aclose collaboration between Ringland and his friend Adrian Hoffmann, whose vineyard holdings occupy vital sites in the Ebenezer sub-region of the Barossa. The next top drop in this pack is the 2015 Dimchurch Shiraz. Monumental and opulent, this Shiraz showcases Ringland’s famous winemaking style in its power, richness, and concentration. Fruit is sourced from the Hoffman vineyard at Ebenezer. The pièce de résistance? The 2006 Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz. Only produced in tiny quantities, this flagship wine is one of the most premium wines made in Australia. Receiving our Exceptional classification, the Dry Grown Shiraz has also found admiration and accolades internationally. This wine represents Australian innovation, impeccable early 20th-century vines and the best of the Barossan terroir. This is your chance to own a piece of Australian viticultural history.
In this trio, you receive one bottle of one each of the following: Chris Ringland Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz, Barossa 2013 Chris Ringland Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz, Barossa 2006 Chris Ringland Dimchurch Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2015
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.