By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News

Lindeman’s has released a new range of wines showcasing classic single grape varieties from a blend of two complementary regions.

The Lindeman’s Regional Series includes a 2011 Pinot Noir Chardonnay Vintage Cuvee made from Yarra Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit, a 2013 Chardonnay made from Hunter Valley and Adelaide Hills fruit and a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Padthaway and Clare Valley fruit.

According to winemaker, Brett Sharpe, Lindeman’s has a long history of cross-regional blending that can be traced back to the 1860s when Dr Henry Lindeman first began to blend wines across different regions.

“Certainly, many of the regions featured in the Regional Series have a long history with Lindeman’s. Lindeman’s has been in the Hunter Valley since 1843, the Watervale area in the Clare Valley provided fruit for regional and multi-regional blends through the 1970s and Lindeman’s established vineyards in the Padthaway region in 1968 to provide cool climate fruit for its growing wine portfolio," he said.

"For other regions featured, such as Adelaide Hills and Yarra Valley, we’ve always admired their ability to produce outstanding fruit."

“Taking two or more parts, assessing their individual characters and combining them with elements that are complementary has always been an important part of the winemaking process. We’ve simply never had the opportunity to showcase two complementary styles together, until now,” Sharpe said.

The Lindeman’s Regional Series is available now and carries an RRP of $22.99.

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