Over the past few years Teusner The Riebke Shiraz has won the praise of both the wine press and wine drinkers for over-delivering on quality at an unbeatable price. The name is tribute to the Riebke brothers who have some of the best kept vineyards in the Ebenezer district, and whose family have grown outstanding quality fruit from old, low yielding vines for six successive generations.
The 2019 Teusner The Riebke Shiraz is another jam-packed Barossa Shiraz bursting with all the usual flavours: plums, black fruits and warm spices. Another superb Shiraz from the team at Teusner that offers sensational value drinking.
"92 Points. Teusner’s Riebke Shiraz routinely includes a portion of grenache though I don’t have details on this 2019 release. In any case this release is a treat. Bold with sweet fruit flavour, creamy-smooth of texture, juicy and flowing through the finish. It’s medium in weight but bold in personality. It tastes of blueberry, plum, mint, fragrant/floral herbs and vanilla cream. Open this and it delivers, straight up, no complications. Tasted: May21 14.5% alc. $27 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2025+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner witnessed a conversation between his girlfriend’s uncle and his brother. They were discussing the viability of an old Grenache vineyard, planted in the Northern Barossa Valley by their grandfather.
The low yields and low prices being paid by the ‘Big Boys’ meant that the vineyard was running at a loss and was facing certain destruction! Kym was loath to hear this and approached his brother in law, now business partner, to see if they could scratch together enough cash to keep these gnarled old vines in the ground. In that first year they raised enough capital for only about a quarter of the fruit from that vineyard, but this was enough for the Riebke brothers to stall their plans for these precious old vines.
They were aware of a few other old blocks that fruit could be sourced from, if required, and made the first release with 165 cases of 2002 Joshua. In addition to this about 8 hogsheads of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz was put aside, destined to be released around 24 months later as Avatar.
Teusner's philosophy is to produce only exceptional, affordable wines by being very selective about the fruit that they source from old, well maintained vineyards. These vineyards reliably produce balanced, complex fruit which they guide, with minimal inputs, into wine. The fruit sources are predominantly family and close friends, which allows the team at Teusner selectivity in which fruit they vinify. Teusner wines philosophy is to produce only exceptional, affordable wines by being very selective about the fruit that they source from old, well maintained vineyards.
Teusner make a range of top class Barossa red wines including their Bilmore Shiraz, Wark Family Shiraz, Albert Shiraz, and Grenache Shiraz Mataro blends under their Avatar and Joshua labels.
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