Best Producer - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016 (<100 tonnes)
Red wines from Hahndorf Hill Winery

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Rosé 2019 | $24 per bottle

Gold Medal - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019
95 Points - James Halliday
'Delicately framed and poised, it is a special rose given as much care as any dry red or white wine.'

Tasting notes: Our 2016 vintage Rosé was Halliday-rated as the top Rosé in Australia - now try the beautiful 2019 version! This perfectly dry Rosé is uniquely made from the Germanic red grape, Trollinger, and other selected Adelaide Hills red varieties. The juice from these grapes was fermented dry and crisp in stainless steel tanks. The wine has a beautiful watermelon juice colour and is fresh, light and dry on the palate with loads of cherries, quince and strawberry flavours. It has excellent structure which allows the wine to be the perfect match with all seafood and South East Asian cuisine - and is fearless when matched with any chilli-based cuisine.
This is a rosé that will age well for between 5 - 7 years.

pH: 3.08 - TA: 7.46g/L - Residual sugar: 1.9g/L - Alcohol: 12.5%
Serve 8 - 10° C

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Blueblood Blaufrankisch 2017 | $45 per bottle

Gold Medal- Berliner Wein Trophy 2019, Germany
Silver Medal - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2019, Austria

Tasting notes: Blaufrankisch is a red grape variety that produces wines of superb quality in its homeland of Austria, where it ranks as the pre-eminent grape in the red wine province of Burgenland. Hahndorf Hill Winery was the first producer of Blaufrankisch in Australia, with our debut vintage being in 2008. The 2017 vintage is hauntingly beautiful with an appealing nose of blue-brambly fruit and spicy black cherries. Extraordinarily smooth and fine on the palate with a gentle tumble of fruit and a light brush of textured tannin. This stylish red wine sings when paired with your favourite spicy dish - but is also perfectly matched to skillet seared lamb, crispy duck or Atlantic salmon.

pH: 3.49 - TA: 5.5g/L - Residual sugar: 1.1g/L - Alcohol: 13.50%
Serve 17 - 19° C

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Shiraz 2016 | $40 per bottle

Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2019, London
Gold Medal - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2018, Austria
91 Points (Highly Recommended) - Decanter Wine Magazine, UK
★★★★★ - Winestate Magazine

Tasting notes: This cool-climate Shiraz is elegant yet plush with oodles of fresh, poached plums, crushed blackcurrants and gentle spice. The palate is smooth and full with juicy red berries, gentle herbs and spice, and all well supported by excellent structure, a juicy acidity with a long, gentle finish. Perfectly matched to rare sirloin steak or a crispy pan-grilled lamb cutlet. Age till 2030.

pH: 3.53 - TA: 6.20g/L - Residual sugar: 1.24g/L - Alcohol: 14.0%
Serve 17 - 19° C

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Compatriots 2016 | $40 per bottle

Silver Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show 2018

Tasting notes: Compatriots means 'mates' and this plush blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot is in a proud Australian tradition. It has a generous and enticing nose, and the palate is an delicious mix of ripe red fruits, liquorice and cedar, with rich, smooth tannins offset by gentle, juicy acidity. Think roaring fireplaces, lamb shanks and winter comradery. This wine will age well for 15 years.

pH: 3.59 - TA: 5.89g/L - Residual sugar: 1.5g/L - Alcohol: 14%
Serve 17 - 19° C

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Zsa Zsa Zweigelt 2018 | $35 per bottle

Silver Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2018
Silver Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2018

Tasting notes: Hahndorf Hill is the only producer of Zweigelt in Australia - Austria's favourite red grape variety. In line with trends towards enjoying lighter red wines - especially for luncheons and hot summer days - this wine has a 12.5% alcohol level, but is deep and complex in flavour and aromatics.
Just under half of the hand-harvested grapes were placed as whole bunches in stainless steel, with the remainder of the fruit pumped over on top after being destemmed and crushed. At completion of fermentation the wine was transferred to old French barriques for 9 months prior to bottling.
The perfumed nose is an explosion of cassis and gentle spice, whilst the palate is vibrant with fresh cherries, crushed rosemary and clove spice that's well balanced with a juicy acidity and long, gentle tannin structure.
Perfectly matched to all spicy meat dishes, seafood, pork, chicken, all salads and tomato-based dishes. But mostly lamb's new best friend!

pH: 3.50 - TA: 5.48g/L - Residual sugar: 1.9g/L - Alcohol: 12.5%
Serve 16 - 18° C