One of the prettiest places in the Barossa Valley sits in hills south of the southern Barossa town of Lyndoch. I call it Karrawirra, being the local native term for ‘stands of red gums’ or karra wirra. It also has the fascinating German name, Hoffnungsthal, or Valley of Hope, this being the name bestowed by the 20 families from Posen, Prussia who settled there, alongside a dried lake bed in 1847. They moved when the lake flooded in 1854.
Saturday, 7th April 2018
There is much to like about wine:- how the taste can be related back to nature, from seeing the grapes ripen on the vines, the vintage harvest festival, while the winery is not unlike an etching made 300 years ago.
I preach diversity in drinking as the world of wine is yours to explore though returning to what you have enjoyed also makes sense. To help, the two Friday specials – six by six bottle mixes - repeat what has proved popular.
In general I prefer the fresh tastes of youth for pretty well all reds having found the occasional jackpot of a cellared red (10 plus years) is far outweighed by the deterioration of the others with cellaring time. There are many reasons and here are a few:
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