We absolutely love the Listening Station range and this Shiraz is outstanding value for money. It is great to get a regional Australian wine for under £10, moving away from the “South Eastern Australia” blends and this is a wonderful example of Australia’s signature red grape variety.
Sourced from ancient Victorian soils in order to achieve a wine with greater finesse, purity and structure as well as typical eucalyptus flavours associated with the area. With the Mediterranean climate here resulting in 30-40 degree heat during the day it is essential for quality that grapes are picked quickly during the cooler night. The grapes are crushed within an hour of picking which is super speedy and evidence that quality is at the forefront here. 20% of the final blend is barrel aged which is unusual at this price point so you get a lot of bang for your buck!
What we love here is the structure and acidity. This is a Shiraz that shows bright abundant fruit but is somehow vibrantly refreshing and dangerously moreish. Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of savoury and white pepper – true to the varietal. Vibrant fruit is accompanied by a soft silky finish.
Drink with Moroccan lamb tagine, roast vegetables and hard cheeses such a a good quality mature cheddar or a gouda.