The Standish – New Releases
They have arrived! The Collection Fine Wines has just received our limited allocation of Dan Standish’s stellar line up of wines.
The 2017’s are a reflection of an excellent growing season; above-average Winter and Spring rainfall and a long, slow ripening period which produced perfect fruit. Dan Standish is the master of making gorgeously textured wines, unmistakably Barossan with plenty of power yet lithe and supple. These luscious Shiraz’s reveal refined, multi-layered wines with graceful tannins all reflecting the soil they were grown in.
Barrel de-classification took a leading role for these creations, bottling less than one-third of production.
2017 The Standish
Laycock Family Vineyard, Parbs Road, Greenock – 100% Shiraz
An organically farmed vineyard, with its roots deep in fragmented ironstone and schist, layered over dark red clay, this Shiraz clone is in its element. The Easterly aspect and soils are the key to this extraordinary wine. Classic Greenock; ferrous, poised, structured.
2017 The Relic
Hongell Family Vineyard, Krondorf – 98% Shiraz 2% Viognier
Layers and layers of silky, flowing wine. Just stunning. Ripe blackberries, liquorice, black cherries, dark chocolate.
2017 The Schubert Theorem
Schubert vineyard, Roennfeldt Road, Marananga – 100% Shiraz
Considered the Golden Mile in the Barossa, always the most open and forward. Classic Barossa power with a supple texture.
Hutton Vale Farm, Eden Valley – 100% Shiraz
Perfumed with blue fruits, aromatic spices and gorgeously textured, the hallmarks of outstanding Eden Valley Shiraz. The fruit is harvested from an old vineyard planted from Mt Edelstone cuttings and handled in the most fastidious of ways.
From a prolific sixth generation Barossa Valley grape growing family, Dan knows a thing or two about vines and the vineyards of the region. Harvest stints in California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys, La Rioja and Yecla in Spain coupled with extensive travel and study of France’s Rhône Valley reinforce his intricate local knowledge with a diverse international bent.
“Dan Standish is an extremely experienced winemaker, adding work in the Napa and Sonoma valleys in California, La Rioja in Spain and the Rhône Valley in France to his domestic winemaking.”
JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION