Think the Barossa is all about big, bold, ball-busting reds? Let’s take a sip of the Düfte Punkt 2016 from Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. and think about that for a moment.
A unique field blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Weißer Herold (from one of only two plantings of this variety in Australia), this wine is an explosive celebration of delicate, aromatic white varieties; of the Barossa’s rich German heritage; and the future possibilities of Australian wine.
More important than any of that though, it’s a damn fine drink. Powerful aromatics meet a structured and gorgeously spicy palate. It’s full-flavoured but certainly not lacking in elegance. And if there’s a better wine to pair with Vietnamese cuisine, then we want to know about it. Quite simply, if you’ve ever enjoyed Riesling or Gewürztraminer and you enjoy exploring new wines, you owe it to yourself to give this one a try. It’s that special.
The Düfte Punkt may be the obvious example but the same thread of experimentation and innovation runs throughout the Chaffey Bros. range. There’s a real desire to tell the story of the Barossa, but a new story, one that builds on the incredible heritage of Australia’s most important wine region and pushes it forward.
Take the Battle for Barossa range. The region was named after Barrossa Ridge in Spain, site of a Napoleonic battle in the early 1800s. Today, a GSM blend – originally French and now a Barossa classic – goes head to head with a new-kid-onthe-block Spanish-inspired Tempranillo Garnacha Graciano. Who will you side with? The classic French blend or the Spanish interlopers, finding great success in the region? There’s only one way to find out. And, to repeat a phrase, they’re both ‘damn fine drinks’, so you can’t go wrong.