De Beaurepaire Wines Shiraz Viognier Rouge 2004

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  • 2004

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Beaurepaire Ridge Vineyard is located just outside the historic township of Rylstone , about 50 km south-east of the equally historical town of Mudgee . Rylstone is part of the Mudgee "G.I.C" (or appellation area), although it is substantially higher in elevation and with a significantly different climatic profile. The Mudgee G.I.C: The Mudgee GIC is one of the oldest wine regions in Australi... Read more
Beaurepaire Ridge Vineyard is located just outside the historic township of Rylstone , about 50 km south-east of the equally historical town of Mudgee . Rylstone is part of the Mudgee "G.I.C" (or appellation area), although it is substantially higher in elevation and with a significantly different climatic profile. The Mudgee G.I.C: The Mudgee GIC is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. Vines were first planted over 150 years ago by German migrants fleeing religious persecution in Europe. The Roth family, who still live in the region, had 7 vineyards spread between sons and daughters during these early years. Fertile soils, warm climate and the water of the Cudgegong River made Mudgee a prime agricultural area. The success of the wool, meat and wheat industries around Mudgee (all exporting lucratively to the UK ) in the latter decades of the 19 th century saw the land diverted from grapes and wine. From the 1970s, Australian rural wealth was impacted by the loss of export preferences to the UK , declining value of the Australian dollar and the increase of tariff barriers in major export markets. Grapes became attractive again as a use for the land. From the 1980s a few hardy families set up vineyards and wineries, or resuscitated existing run-down operations (some dating back a long time). For many years, much of the Mudgee grape crop was used by wineries in the Hunter Valley and South Australia to boost their own products. Mudgee lacked the companies with the budgets and national structures to build strong brands which would make Mudgee famous in its own right again. Local wineries of high quality existed, but they were not widely known. In recent years, major companies have moved into the Mudgee region, planting enormous acreages and building a "Mudgee" profile for wines. Oatleys Wine Company is headquartered in this region. Mudgee is especially known for its big red wines. The conditions which first attracted grape growers to Mudgee over 150 years ago remain as attractive as ever. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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