Annie's Lane Shiraz 2008
Annie's Lane has recently released new vintages of its two core reds- perfect for the upcoming cooler months. Inspired by the change in seasons, the latest releases for Annie's Lane are designed to be enjoyed during any relaxed occasion with family and friends and a lovely choice to sip on around the fireplace while enjoying a range of delectable traditional hearty meals.
Vibrant red in colour, the Annie's Lane Shiraz 2008 comes from a remarkable vintage in Clare Valley- delivering a luscious assortment of red berry fruit, deep plums, pepper and black olives. Matured in a combination of American and French oak barrels, this elegant medium bodies Shiraz is delicately balanced by subtle oak integration with hints of chocolate, herbs and dried spices. Ideal to enjoy in a warm environment sheltered from the chilly outdoors, the 2008 Shiraz is best served with winter favourites such as lamb shanks, potato mash and braised spinach or enjoy on release with delicious barbequed steaks, autumn roasted vegetables an fresh tomato chutney.
The Annie's Lane Cabernet Merlot 2008 is a superb choice suitable for all year round and a winning favourite among Australian wine lovers. Deep red with hints of purple hues, Annie's Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 displays an enticing bouquet of lifted blackcurrant, cassis and ripe brambly fruits, balanced by soft varietal tannins that provide excellent length on the finish. A delicious wine by itself, whilst also completing dishes of duck or beef Bourgogne for any romantic candlelit dinners you might be planning this autumn.
Both the Annie's Lane Shiraz 2008 and Cabernet Merlot 2008 can be enjoyed now, or cellared until 2013. The Annie's Lane range includes a wider selection of traditional varietals including Riesling, Semillion and Sauvigon Blanc, Rose plus the more recent emerging styles like Moscato- delivering a collection of fresh, easy drinking wines all year round.
Launched in 1996, Annie's Lane is named after a real place and a genuine person. At the turn of the 20th century, Annie Wayman's horse and cart got bogged along the boundary of the Clare Valley vineyards as she delivered lunch and warm drinks to the pruners. From that day Annie, a stalwart of Clare Valley folklore, was to be remembered for her inimitable services to the vineyard workers of the region.
Annie's Lane latest release wine selections:
Annie's Lane Shiraz 2008, RRP: $19.99
Annie's Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Merlon 2008, RRP: $19.99