Chateau Mildura has released a new signature range of rare varietal varieties to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first planting of wine grapes on the property in 1888.
Wine varieties used include the Russian Variety Saperavi, and French varieties Carmenere and Petit Verdot, and with carefully chosen names for the special releases including ‘The Bogatyr Saperavi’, ‘The Trobador Carmenere’ and ‘The Troitsa’, you’ll find them hard to resist.
The name Bogatyr was taken from the fearsome warriors of Ancient Russia and in true spirit of its heritage, has undergone extended aging in Russian and Hungarian oak barrels, creating layers of chocolate and rich spice. Its unique aroma has hints of white pepper, bright red fruits, cranberries and a touch of lifted oak, heightened by menthol and toffee apples. A perfect match with game dishes and good hearty fare, with the palate a mouthfilling bright, fresh and bursting with deep dark fruit and satsuma plums. A backbone of pronounced oak lifts the tannins and deeper structures giving great length, texture and an evolving char and cigar finish. Ideal to drink now or cellar up to 10 years.
The Trobador was a composer and performer of lyric poetry during the high medieval period and has been chosen as the name of our signature Carménère wine, a variety originally planted in the medoc region of Bordeaux. It’s aroma of rich sage, thyme, blackcurrant and dark chocolate and palate of intense dark forest berries, rich chocolate and blood orange finishes with a lingering sensation of dry tobacco leaf and velvet tannins. Ideally accompanied with lamb shanks or an osso bucco with risoni, this intense drop is ready to drink now or can be stored in the cellar for up to 10 years.
The word Troitsa is Russian for Trinity, with the unique blend comprising the little known or grown varieties in Australia of Carmenere, Saperavi and Petit Verdot. Carmenere is known for its ruby colour and blackcurrant and plum palate, Saperavi is almost black in colour and has spice and intense berry fruits, while the purple Petit Verdot makes for a cherry and berry palate. When combined they produce a unique mulberry coloured wine with a delicate tobacco leaf, violets, dark roses and savoury herbs aroma. Its palate is on the full side of medium bodied and exhibits morello cherry, plum and blackberry characters. The wine has good length, fine velvet tannins and a cigar finish and is suited as a stand alone drink or perfect accompaniment with most hearty meals. Ideal to drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.
Chateau Mildura has also added a tawny to its heritage range and in the lead up to Christmas will be having specials on bin neds available for buyers looking to stock up for their Christmas festivities. Its unique locally produced medal winning wines reflect 125 years of the art and history of wines crafted by Mildura.