Cooke Brothers Shiaz | Auchli Vineyard
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Current Vintage: 2018
A new venture from Winemaker and Viticulturist Ben Cooke in partnership with his brothers Jason, and Simon. Ben and his partner Charlotte Hardy (Charlotte Dalton Wines) form quite the formidable duo, and powerhouse winemaking family.
The Cooke Brothers wines are a celebration of sites which produce unique and distinct fruit worthy of becoming single-vineyard wines. Ben believes that the best wines are made in the vineyard, Careful pruning, restriction of yields and canopy management whilst respecting nature and the soils. Doing the hard work in the vineyards allows for a hands-o approach in the winery.
Home to some of the oldest grapevines on planet Earth, the Barossa Valley is perhaps Australia’s most renowned wine region. In 1842, German settlers planted vines and the rest is history!
On the red wine front, it’s all about the big reds like Cabernet and Shiraz here - with full bodied Barossa Shiraz being sought out around the world. It is rich, muscular, and super sexy - Aussie 'ocker with distinctive finesse.
But the Barossa isn’t a one trick pony. In a salute to the region’s rich German heritage, the Eden Valley (which falls within the broader region) produces some of Australia’s finest rieslings - crisp, fresh, but still balanced.