If there is a wine which is probably one the most important collectible of Australian wine lovers, then it is the Penfolds Grange wine. This wine was created by Max Schubert who joined Penfolds when he was a young boy of 15. It was the ultimate desire of this boy to create a wine so unique that it best characterises the essence of Australian shiraz wine. He envisioned that the wine could be cellared for decades and every passing year will make this wine even more desirable among its lover. The result of this burning desire was the creation of Penfolds Grange. First brought out in 1951, the wine made the big stride in the very first year of its creation itself. However, it can be said that it was in the year 1955 that the wine reached its peak of popularity.
Penfolds Grange is a wine made essentially of the Shiraz grapes with a little percentage of cabernet sauvignon grapes also going into it. Max took care to use only the best quality fruit for creating this wine. He sourced this from famous wine regions of Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. The year 1955 was special because it received average rainfall but was also warm due to moderate heat. This made the grapes reach just the right level of ripeness which could create an iconic wine that is Grange.
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Awards and Recognition
- This wine is a silver medal award winner at New Zealand International Wine Show.
- It has also won Blue-Gold Award at Sydney International Wine Competition 2015.
About the wine
This wine is well textured and vibrant. Filled with delicious flavours of blackberries and fruits. Makes good pairing with grilled eggplant and casseroles.
About the winery
The Reschke has a long history dating back to 1906. Hereford stud was established in the heart of Coonawarra during that time. It is also the source of inspiration for the bull logo on the labels of Reschke wines. The logo stands for ‘quality with no compromise’ which the winery deeply believes in.
Burke Reschke belongs to the fourth generation of Reschke family. In 1989, he undertook the initiative of growing grapes for other wineries present in the region. There was high demand of the grapes being grown at the Reschke estate and were used to produce some of the iconic wines. Empyrean was the first wine produced under the Reschke brand in 1998.
In Coonawarra, Reschke has vineyards spreading over 400 acres, most of which is Cabernet Sauvignon.
About the Wine
Rymill The Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon makes an excellent pairing with roast pork and ravioli with mushrooms. Cellaring potential of this wine is 5-7 years, although it can also be consumed young.
About Rymill Coonawarra
The winery got established during early 70’s. The founder of the Rymill Coonawarra winery is Peter Riddoch.
Coonawarra region is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Not surprising, over half of its vineyards of the winery are planted of Cab Sauv grapes.
The winery believes that great wines from great grapes and the vineyards which are 40 years old rightly exemplify this. Apart from Cabernet Sauvignon some of the other grape varieties which are grown – Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay.
About the Winemaker
Sandrine Gimon is the senior winemaker. Having studied in Reims at the University of Sciences at the school of winemaking which selects only a handful of 24 students for its annual course, she completed her internship from Champagne and worked as a consultant winemaker. After having traveled and worked in Romania and Western Australia, she joined Rymill Coonawarra in 2005.