Winter 2022 Releases

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Our new release cuvées from the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.

EDEN VALLEY; Flavour country

Evan Evans and a special Eden Valley vineyard.

Clay over marble. A boundary rider, separating the sub-regions of the Barossa Valley and the frosty slopes of the northern Eden Valley. At 350 metre elevation, the Fechner vineyards are located in Moculta, on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri people. Planted to Rheingau varieties and old vine Shiraz for generations, it is where we pick our precious parcels of Riesling, Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer.

Moculta Soil Profile Copyright Evan Evans Wines
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The Valley loves The Med.

Evan Evans- Barossa Rosso Bottle Shot 2021

Mataro (Mourvèdre)

Our favourite Spanish grape variety gives every blend a fine tannic structure, mid-palate depth and salty taste. We love it’s hallmark flavours of blood, dried herbs and game. Not the most expressive cultivar, but a bullet-proof performer in warmer, drier growing seasons, Mataro (Mourvèdre) has been propagated in the Barossa Valley for over 150 years.

Grenache

Another noble Mediterranean variety of the Barossa Valley, Grenache is the hot-blooded queen of up-front prettiness and intense red-berry flavour. Heritage Grenache vineyards in the Barossa Valley have served as clonal material since the mid-1800s, where it has long since adapted to an ever warming and often arid climate. Grenache makes every blend better and no blend is complete without it. A perfect example is the great Barossa love-triangle of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro.

Montepulciano

A God-send in any growing season characterised by fierce heat-waves, Montepulciano is pure Italian; heat-loving, densely pigmented, beautifully flavoured and softly tannic. It mirrors the richer properties of Shiraz/Syrah and it can form the nucleus of many a blend.  It is the last variety to ripen and not quite as thirsty as others, and could consequently become a staple in the Valley.

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Nero d'Avola

It is easy to have a vinous apotheosis in the Barossa Valley. Here is home to the oldest Touriga, Grenache and Mataro vines in Australia. Their pedigree for expressing the terroirs of the region is unmatched. Enter the dark horse,  Nero d’Avola. The suitability of this hot-blooded Sicilian cultivar to the Valley is still speculative and being trialled. Nero is an earlier ripener with a thirsty water demand, and it can be prone to poor fruit-set (coulure) but we still believe in its bravado. It has already become an excellent blending component for us, with its angry tannins, fiery flavours and big acid drive.

Touriga Nacional

An intensely aromatic Portugese variety, we accept Touriga is much like coriander; to use it as an integral element is too much, but a blend without it is incomplete. Touriga, like Cabernet Sauvignon, was largely introduced to the Barossa Valley in the 1970’s and has been a feature of the wine production landscape ever since. It’s rich, bitter-chocolate-orange characters are a useful component to any blend, and even early-picked Touriga can give it heaps.

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Evan Evans Nero d'Avola

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