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Food Pairings for Turkey Flat Vineyards Mourvèdre Rouge
On the banks of Tanunda Creek in the heart of Barossa where bush turkeys once roamed, the Silesian settler Johann Fiedler planted the first Shiraz vines in 1843. Highly suited to the terroir, they thrived and in 1865 the land was bought by Gottlieb Ernst Schulz, a butcher of sound reputation. Four generations later, Peter and his wife Christie made the transition from grape growing to winemaking, handcrafting this pristine old fruit into a range of superb wines. Not only are these wines the perfect example of how Rhône varietals can work elsewhere, but the perfect expression of the warm Barossa climate. The Butchers Block is a traditional Barossa blend from the Turkey Flat vineyards, including some grapes from the original old vine plantings. A very late variety in both bud break and ripening season, the Barossa Valley is one of the few areas in Australia that can successfully ripen Mourvèdre. One of the original grapes grown in the Barossa Valley, Mourvèdre thrives in the hot and dry conditions of a Barossa summer. The wine produced from Mourvèdre's small, sweet, thick-skinned berries tend to be deeply coloured, rich in spice, high in alcohol and tannin, gamey when young and full of fruit. Low yields have resulted in a rich and generous wine with length of flavour and a fine, chalky finish. Hearty stews, grilled meats, or rack of lamb are wonderful partners to this delicious Mourvèdre.
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