Organic Reds from Turanga Creek and Temple Bruer
A selection of certified organic red wines. Turanga Creek, near Whitford, Auckland is the first certified organic vineyard in the Auckland area. The 24 ha property is owned by Wayne and Mandy Allen who contract Rod McDonald as their winemaker. Temple Bruer are one of the Australian pioneers in organic viticulture and winemaking and are based in Langhorne Creek, but also source fruit from outside the region. The wines are available in New Zealand by www.winesale.co.nz the on-line outlet of Corporate Direct.
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Temple Bruer South Australia Shiraz 2011Syrah from Australia - South AustraliaReview Date : 18-Jun-2012Dark, deep, ruby-red with purple hues to the colour. The bouquet is soft and elegant with ethereal, lifted aromas of red florals, raspberries and confectionary with some spice notes interwoven with mint, eucalypt and toast. Medium-bodied, black fruits and red liquorice flavours fruit flavours show with pepper and toast.. There is good fruit richness, ripeness and depth, framed within fine and supple tannins. The acidity is balanced and bright, enhancing the fruitiness and carries through to a long toasty finish. A ripe fruited and supple, fresh Shiraz with some spice and toasty flavours to match with game meat. Accessible now, drink over the next 4-5 years. 13.0% alc. Labelled ‘Preservative Free' and certified organic wine. 16.5/20 Jun 2012 RRP $24.99
Temple Bruer Riverland Montepulciano 2011Montepulciano from Australia - South AustraliaReview Date : 18-Jun-2012Fruit from Barmera, Riverland, fermented to 13.5% alc. Labelled ‘Preservative Free' and certified organic. Dark, very deep, black-hued red colour, youthful in appearance. This is a tight and elegantly proportion on nose with aromas of dark raspberry jam and bon-bons, along with a minerally aspect. Medium-bodied, the flavours of raspberry fruit are tightly held and shy, though showing brightness and some juiciness at the core. The palate is slender with a sinewy mouthfeel, and fine tannin grip along the line, leading to a moderately long, dry finish. This is a slim and elegant, bright-fruited red to serve with pasta, pizza and barbecued meat over the next 3-4 years. 870 cases made. 16.0/20 Jun 2012 RRP $24.99