Calabria 2017 ‘Whistling Duck’ and 2016 ‘Three Bridges’ Shirazes

09-Feb-2018

Calabria Family Wines is a third generation winegrowing business based in the Griffith region of the Riverina, N.S.W. Headed now by second generation Bill Calabria, who leads an experienced winemaking team, the company makes a strong range of diverse wines from Riverina fruit and several other districts. Although Calabria espouses the Riverina as a region capable of premium wines, countering the stereotypical image of quantity, the company holds very dear three vineyards they own in the Barossa Valley. Here, I review a 2017 ‘Whistling Duck’ Shiraz from Riverina and N.S.W. fruit, and the 2016 ‘Three Bridges’ Shiraz. The Three Bridges range made its debut in 1995 and the name refers to the three-way bridge adjacent to the historic winery built in the early 1900s, the bridge designed to supply water to the area from the Snowy Mountains via the Murrumbidgee River. www.calabriawines.com.au The wines are imported and distributed in New Zealand by Paul Wai Poi of CPP Wines, Tel: 09 360-2854 or Email:[email protected]


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Calabria ‘Whistling Duck’ New South Wales Shiraz 2017
  • Calabria ‘Three Bridges’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

SUBSCRIBE
Latest wine reviews, news, events and more. 🍷
We respect your privacy.