The Uprising, a new wine aged for 30 days in Rum Barrels, pays homage to Australia’s Rum Rebellion of 1808. Due to the Government's hindering of the rum trade, citizens and soldiers banded together to overthrow them. They have aged a portion of this wine in Rum barrels lending a warm brown sugar finish to this dark jammy wine.
Winemaker John Quarisa has over 24 years experience of winemaking and along the way has been awarded some of the industry's highest accolades including both the Jimmy Watson and Stoddart Trophies. He honed his skills for producing full flavoured exceptional value wines at Cassella wines (the producers of hugely successful Yellow Tail wines) and has since moved on to create his own label. The latest release is a beauty, if you like big bold Aussie Shiraz, this one is for you!
Laden with plush red and purple fruit flavours that are characteristic of our Pisa site. The warmth of the year has brought an extra level of opulence to this wine, and highlighted the silky, fine tannin in the mouth. This wine has great length on the palate and will reward for many years to come.
Angus the Bull is a one-wine wine company dedicated to creating the perfect vinous accompaniment to prime beef. Brilliant! Why didn't someone else think of this? And the best part is that it is a fantastic wine and has succeeded resoundingly in its quest.
'The 10th release of this self-styled steak wine from Hamish McGowan's Aberdeen Wine Co is brightly coloured, smells of mulberry, blackberry and olive, and the taste is admirably fruit driven, with blackberry flavour galore.
The Banrock Station Cabernet Merlot displays pronounced vanilla pod, dark plum and fresh black cherry aromas. This well-balanced merlot displays a palate of rich, juicy, ripe black cherries with dark plums and sweet spice. The wine delivers ripe fruit tannins , dense fleshy mid palate and generous integrated oak. ABV:13.5%
Delicately spritzed and a lower in alcohol style (9.5% ABV), the Bouquet exhibits fragrant lifted raspberry, blackcurrants, and violet aromas. The palate displays sweet, juicy blackcurrants and raspberries, with a very soft, round and creamy palate and a refreshing light spritz to finish. Serve chilled. ABV: 9.5%
The Banrock Station Rosé style White Shiraz displays fresh lifted strawberry, cherry and citrus aromas, with hints of spice. A rich creamy palate with concentrated berry flavours and soft tannins lead to a balanced lively acid finish. ABV: 12%
The Banrock Station Shiraz exhibits intense blackberry fruit over coffee and oak aromas with a hint of clove and cinnamon. This wine is a full bodied Shiraz that displays plum and blackberry flavours with clove and aniseed spices supported by a rounded tannin structure. ABV: 13%
The Banrock Station Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits lifted aromas of raspberry and blackberry with hints of eucalyptus. These aromas are accompanied by savoury notes of sage, thyme and black pepper spice with underlying vanilla coconut oak characters. This wine is a soft, medium to full bodied red with bright plum, raspberry and blueberry fruit flavours, combining savoury notes of sage, thyme, star anise and black pepper. This wine is well structured with fine savoury tannins, coconut oak undertones, balanced acidity and finished with lingering dark berry, thyme and mint flavours.
Food pairings: Enjoy served with meat dishes, such as Lamb, Beef and mushroom based dishes, soft ripe cheeses.
Big Barrel is proudly the largest Independent 100% NZ Family Owned & Operated Liquor group in NZ. Big Barrel is a specialist liquor retailer formed in 2003, starting with their first ever store in Marewa, Napier and has since grown to over 43 stores nationwide and going strong.