Hahndorf Hill Shiraz
This cool-climate Shiraz is elegant yet plush with oodles of fresh, poached plums, crushed blackcurrants and gentle spice. The palate is smooth and full with juicy red berries, gentle herbs and spice, and all well supported by excellent structure, a juicy acidity with a long, gentle finish.
The Adelaide Hills are certainly alive - perhaps not with the sound of music - but rather, vast quantities of unique wines that circulate through the region's pristine body. This region is still a new kid on the Australian wine block - but is producing finessed cool climate classics such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Hipster's will be happy in the Adelaide Hills too, with the region being home to a plethora of alternative varietals such as Blaufrankisch and Gruner Veltliner.
The Hills are chock full of cellar doors serving up the best of the region's food and wine output. The cooler climate that comes with altitude serves as an important point of difference from the warmer regions in Adelaide - tarty and acidic wines dominate over the more ripe fruit that can be found elsewhere in the State of Adelaide.