Classic Dry Red 2013
I can now place myself in the category that its never too old to learn.
Not only has the business matured but so has the winemaker Benjamin and coming up fast is Greg the assistant winemaker.
Spending 2015 and 2016 pondering how to make better value Big Red specials has turned up some new ideas.
It shows in this Borderland though of great help is a special parcel of red we purchased from a grower down in Langhorne Creek which sits in the background.
We find you can make tasty interesting wines and sell at great prices if the volumes are small though we feel for those who have to gear up and make say 100,000 cases as you have to turn to the Riverland to get the base volume making the job very hard.
You will discover good value in the Tumbleweed though its place is to be part of your regular drinking.
The price is $5.99 per bottle
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
When we search for good bulk reds at value prices we start in regions that are less know which means the produce far more supply than demand –for that regions name.
The region called the Limestone Coast is a huge area in the South East corner of South Australia which abuts the Victorian border.
There are vineyards from Bordertown to Mount Gambier and west across to Robe and with outposts like Lucindale. We know this country very well and its one of our favourite regions as the grape quality is high, since it is cool maritime, yet prices sit below fair on our value for money gauge.
Enter this wonderful Burgoyne Cabernet discovered by the winemakers. So what does it taste like?
Frankly I cannot tell the difference between this Burgoyne and a similar wine from Coonawarra so you may as well pocket the difference.
The price is $7.99 per bottle
Shiraz (second bottling) 2015
I have to go back to 2012 to find the last time we sold a Barossa Valley Shiraz of this quality at this price. Indeed this Burgoyne is all we like and look for in a wine. The origin is the most sought after region in Australia-the Barossa Valley, the grapes were grown by well-known farmers, the wine maker Benjamin Parker prepared the wine for bottling which is a critical job and we supervised the bottling locally.
The wine was not made by us but on the bench against comparable samples this wine stood out as a grade above the others the and as you do we pulled the sample forward. The transaction was done and here it is released under the wine-merchant label of P B Burgoyne.
Burgoyne commenced business in 1871 as a UK importer of Australian wines and strode like a colossus across our landscape. We hope he is pleased with our efforts and I am certain customers will be. At this introductory price this should become the bread and butter red yet with the knowledge you are drinking a very high grade.
This is what we are good at and is very close to our ideal of vineyard, grower, maker.
The price is $8.99 per bottle