2021 Teusner Avatar Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Barossa Valley, SA

Earthy, chocolatey Barossa Grenache blend that concentrates on rich smooth fruit and not big oak.


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About The Wine

The Avatar blend is the older, bigger sibling to the juicy Joshua red from Teusner, a Grenache Mataro Shiraz blend that sees time in old oak for a year.

The oak is but a bit player in the Avatar though, as this wine is all about the dark savoury black fruits combining to create a beautifully defined and layered Barossa red, made from old vine fruit sourced from Teusner's partner growers.

A tremendous wine for the cellar, but it has the poise and integration to be very enjoyable straight off the bat.

About Teusner

Teusner is the story of old vines, long-standing quality Barossa grape-growers, and two guys called Kym Teusner and Mick Page.

Kym and Mick established Teusner in 2001, seeking to help save and maintain many of the Barossa's old vine resources that were under pressure to be uprooted and replaced by something more profitable.

Twenty-odd years later this grower-winemaker partnership continues to, er, bear fruit. The always interesting and often expanding Teusner range offers awesome value across the board but it is perhaps in the Avatar and Albert wines, their 'mid-range' reds, where the greatest quality for price can be found.

Kym Teusner and Mick Page
Kym Teusner and Mick Page
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Whilst Shiraz might be the poster boy for the Barossa, we believe blending it with Grenache and Mataro produces the best drinking wines from this region.

The blend percentages for Avatar might change each vintage, but the recipe doesn’t vary much…Grenache (about 50%) for spice and bright red fruits, Mataro (30%) for some savoury earthiness and depth, Shiraz (20%) for plump plum and rich black fruit. The time in oak, and the choice of old seasoned oak, ensures it serves only as a seasoning to add complexity and savoury nuance. With vines this old, we want the fruit and earth to speak with the clearest voice.

Blend : Grenache (50%), Mataro (30%), Shiraz (20%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Kym Teusner
Winemaker Kym Teusner
Barossa Valley, SA

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