'The Riebke' Northern Barossa Shiraz 2012
The Riebke brothers have some of the best kept vineyards in the Ebenezer district. Their family have grown outstanding quality fruit from old, low yielding vines for six successive generations. This Shiraz embodies their efforts and our gratitude for their faith and assistance in the birth and growth of Teusner Wines.
“By the end of the 2012 harvest, I knew I’d just seen the best quality fruit since I started making my own Barossa wine 10 years before. The growing and harvest conditions were ideal and everything came into the winery looking perfect. Although you’d never want to make the ‘greatness’ call too early, 2012 is an exception and this vintage will rank up there with the best of them.
The reception to the 2012 reds we’ve released so far seems to validate my view on this vintage with most of them being tagged ‘best to date’ for Teusner.
The 2012 Riebke continues to uphold the tradition…abundant flavour, serious drinkability and easy on the pocket. As always, it’s jam packed with Barossa Shiraz flavours….plums, black fruits and warm spices…fruit to the fore, oak taking a back seat…a long dry finish with chalky super ripe tannins…a plush, vibrant wine of immense generosity and incredible value.”
Kym Teusner, Winemaker