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Vines were first planted in this region in 1848, and after 150 years of fitful development the Pyrenees has finally assumed its proper role as an important producer of full-bodied red wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. This has come about not only because of the existing wineries, the biggest investment being the Blue Pyrenees Estate with 177 hectares (437 acres), but also because of major vineyard developments such as the Southcorp Glenlofty Vineyard development at Elmhurst - plantings which no doubt help satisfy export demand for red wines of this particular style. Chardonnay also does well; producing wines of considerable complexity and is joined by Sauvignon Blanc in cooler vintages. The name of the region suggests dramatic mountains whereas, in fact, there are modest slopes and gentle, discrete valleys and sub-valleys. It is a picturesque area, with many differing vistas. The altitude of the vineyards varies from 203 metres to 460 metres (666 to 1509 feet). The net result of a Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Congrats on getting FatBoy logistics smoothed out.Have had Txacoli in ... ... through the Basque country Pyrenees. Always has seemed like a refreshing roadtrip white to me since then. However, not at all 'fat' (even if maybe sometimes 'phat'). A German (not Alsatian) riesling, or French chenin blanc, or oaked chardonnay Read More

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  • Blackberet Pinot Noir NV

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    Wine review by calywa


  • Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Pyrenees 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Dalwhinnie Cabernet Sauvignon Pyrenees Moonambel 2010

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    AUD$50. Intense inky purple color with youthful aromas of blackberry jam, creme de cassis, allspice and oaky vanilla. A full-bodied wine with plenty of acidity which is really necessary otherwise the sheer weight of the flavours would overwhelm and make this boring after a single glass. Firm unyielding tannins that take ages to fade away, retain... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  •  There are certain wine appellations that are cursed by thriving tourism, ... of beef consommé, or Pyrenees Agour, a full-flavored savory cheese from the Basque region of Spain. Bandols with some age can be quite a meditative experience without food.Here are a few sampled recently:Bandol RosésDomaine le Galantin Bandol Rosé 2011Medium salmon-p... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Gem of Provence: Bandol


  • Terlato & Chapoutier Lieu Dit Malakoff Shiraz 2007

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    Wine review by nventure


  • Taltarni Pyrenees Vic Shiraz 2007

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    A bit perfumey nose. Strong plum and wild berries against a background of leather tones. Nice long finish. Read More

    Wine review by Altboy97


  • Peerick Shiraz Pyrenees 2004

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    Was given this bottle by a friend, new to the Peerick brand, will be hunting out other varieties if this example of a shiraz is anything to go by. Long and lingering on the palate good balance. I washed the shiraz down with a nice piece of roo on a bed of steamed carrots.....the horseradish went well with the roo, not so well with the shiraz....... Read More

    Wine review by ziggy23


  • Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Pyrenees 2012

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    Wine review by cojam17


  • Blue Pyrenees Estate Shiraz Pyrenees 2003

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    Wine review by calibay


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