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Geoff Merrill SGM Bush Vine McLaren Vale Australia 2013
A Rhone style blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre, with the old vine Grenache providing raspberries and black cherries, blackcurrant from the Shiraz and Mourvedre giving savoury earthy flavours. Firm yet fine tannins with well integrated oak adding complexity.



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Grape varieties

Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre


McLaren Vale is 40 Km to the South of Adelaide approximately. It experiences all four season with a Mediterranean climate. Its is only 15-20 km from the sea means it has a more even temperature range between the day and night and protects it from frost and drought.


Big, bold fruit-forward wines for the serious red drinker. Cabernet Sauvignon, the world’s biggest red grape variety, sits here – some single varietals, some blends. Deep fruit flavours balance well with the tannins and are best appreciated with a big chunk of cheese!

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This week we talk to Michael House from Parri Estate in the Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia. We discover the differences between the Fleurieu Peninsula and neighbouring McLaren Vale region.


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UK Wine Show 113 David Paxton on the Australian drought and water management

David Paxton is one of Australia's best known viticulturists and consultants. He founded Paxton Vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia in 1979. We ask him about the Australian drought and how water is being managed in McLaren Vale.


UK Wine Show 132 David Paxton on McLaren Vale

David Paxton is owner of Paxton Vineyards in McLaren Vale and one of Australia's best known viticulturists. David gives us a brief insight into the region and the grape varieties grown there.


UK Wine Show 235 Australian update with Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch

We interview Tim Smith and Matthew McCulloch of Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley to bring us up to speed with what's happening in the Barossa and Australia.