From the Barossa Valley is the Orlando Printz Shed Australian Shiraz 2018, a 2022 GIWC top 20 award-winning wine.
Orlando wines are from one of the founding South Australian wine making families. The legendary Johann Gramp family established the first Orlando vineyard in Rowland Flat in 1874. It was then gifted to Gustav Gramp by his father as a wedding gift when he married Johanna Koch. 1912 was the first time the Orlando label appeared in circulation and since then three generations of the family have helped shape the winery into what it is today.
The Shiraz grapes are sourced from two sub-regions in the Northern Barossa - Greenock and Ebenezer. Known for producing wines of depth and concentration whilst retaining great freshness, the wine captures the personality of the sub-regions rather than the general Barossa regional blend.
The tasting notes for the winning bottle of wine are that it is vibrant on the nose, with fresh dark berries, dark cocoa and lifted cedar spice. It has fine-grained tannins, cedar and slight char notes.
One of the most unique aspects of the wine is its depth of colour, being inky purple with a vibrant hue. It also has a superstructure and a deep concentration.
The Shiraz is best paired with hearty meat dishes, a classic favourite is pan-fried meatballs with braised eggplant and tomato sauce.
The bottle can be stored with confidence for around eight to ten years. It is best served for anyone that enjoys big, bold and concentrated flavours.
Winery Name: Orlando
Location: Barossa Valley
Region & Country: South Australia
Grape Variety/Varieties: Shiraz
‘Fun Fact’ about the wine/winery/winemaker? 1874 was when the first Orlando vineyard was established in Rowland Flat