By Amy Looker, editor National Liquor News
Angove Family Winemakers is celebrating the release of its flagship wine, The Medhyk Shiraz 2012, with launch events for customers across Australia.
Chief winemaker Tony Ingle is currently travelling the country to launch the wine across key accounts while export markets including Canada, the USA and parts of Europe and the UK have also received some of the strictly limited allocation, with only 578 cases available.
“The response to the 2012 The Medhyk to date has been amazing, with this being the fourth vintage release of this wine which has gone from strength to strength with more and more customers clamouring to get their piece of this extremely limited release,” marketing manager Matt Redin told TheShout.
The 2012 vintage of The Medhyk was sourced from the north west parcel of Angove’s Warboys vineyard, with further fruit coming from the winery’s Jones block and Tullah vineyard, making it a truly McLaren Vale wine. [continues below]
L-R: Angoves NSW state sales manager Stel Cusmiani and Tony Ingle
“McLaren Vale is a really important place for us. It’s this beautiful horseshoe with really great vineyards and lots of different aspects, soils and great old geology and it’s these things that make McLaren Vale interesting for us as winemakers,” Ingle said.
“Warboys is our own vineyard in McLaren Vale, organically and bio-dynamically farmed. We only use about three or four tonnes of fruit for Warboys and it comes from a particular part of the vineyard with loamy soil. The vines were planted in 1948 so they’re great vines, they’re gnarly and thick and really coming into their own. The Medhyk is the best of the best, what doesn’t get into Medhyk drops into the Family Crest [Shiraz] and I think you’ll see that it’s a great value, expressive, McLaren Vale wine. It has chocolate, spice, gaminess, a little bit of oak and real freshness.”
Ingle is one of the finalists in this year’s Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine Winemaker of the Year Awards.
The 2012 The Medhyk is available now and retails for $65.