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Turkey Flat, Barossa Valley White, Barossa Valley, Australia 2020

£15.50

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75cl

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13%

A layered and thought-provoking wine inspired by the whites of the Rhône Valley. Underlying stone fruit topped with a toasty note of spices. Balanced with a restrained zesty hit of ginger on the lingering finish. Ideal pairing for a roast chicken or a spicy rice dish, such as a korma.

White
Australia
Barossa Valley
Marsanne, Roussanne
Dry
Now to 2027
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Roast chicken, veal, shellfish, rich and spicy Asian, creamy sauces

It would be hard to find a more storied wine at a friendlier price than this one. Turkey Flat is a bit of a legend, even dubbed a cult winery by Oz Clarke. It boasts some of the oldest vines used for commercial wine production on Earth, planted way back in 1847, propagated from cuttings from the Rhône Valley’s Hermitage hill, the birthplace of Syrah. The Schulz family, the current owners, have tended the place since 1865.

Today, Turkey Flat is perhaps best known (perhaps surprisingly) for its vivid rosé, and it turns out some fine single varietal Shiraz and Grenache too, along with a cracking “GSM blend” (Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro), which we also stock. All top drops, as they say in the Barossa.

turkeyflat.com.au

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

“Estate fruit from the Bethany and Stonewell vineyards. Whole-bunch pressed, extended skin contact and (partial new) oak maturation. Marsanne/Roussanne of breathtakingly sophisticated and intellectual heights. Uber-reductive, a veritable keg of gunpowder with lit fuse! Tension, energy and cut like the Barossa floor has never seen. It unites this maelstrom with astonishing coherence, grace and persistence that holds undeviating for a full 30 seconds. And it will live for decades. If you love grand cru burgundy, you’ll adore this. Outclasses its price point by a country mile!.” 96 points Gold (2019 vintage)
Jim Halliday’s Wine Companion