This wine is named after our little girl Alice (6 year), who loves to sing songs she has made up. Like this wine, they are beautiful in their purity and make you smile. When she is old enough, this will be our song to her.
Just 40 minutes south of our Coonawarra vineyards are our Mount Gambier vineyards. Mount Gambier is the coolest region in mainland Australia and has perfect conditions for creating excellent Riesling. Razor-sharp flint rocks rise from the thin soils under vines, and the pure underground water flows from the famous Blue Lake.
This vintage is fresh, crisp, lean with some lovely minerality and lemon/citrus characters.
Food match: Vietnamese prawn and glass noodle salad.
When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates - winemakers call this the ‘angel’s share’. It was on this sentiment the Koonara angel was born.
Mount Gambier is the coolest region in mainland Australia. This produces rich lemon and lime Chardonnay, and luscious Pinot Noir. This coupled with the minerality from the rocky flint under just 10cm of soil in our Mount Gambier vineyard, helps create a complexity of flavours and long finish.
Food match: Coconut crusted lobster medallions with chilli and lime zest on a bed of pear, rocket and mango.
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When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates - winemakers call this the ‘Angel’s Share’. It was on this sentiment the Koonara angel was born. The name ‘Angels Peak’ is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the lack of ‘peaks’ in the very flat Coonawarra.
“Relatively light colour, but there is an abundance of fruit neatly balanced between sweet berries and more spicy/savoury notes, undoubtedly assisted by the moderate alcohol. The more you taste this wine, the more it impresses (in repeating cycles).” – James Halliday, 95 Points
Lift this bottle to the light and try to see through the neck. The density of colour shows the quality of the grapes that went into this wine. Since flavour and deep colour in Shiraz comes from the skin, we grow our grapes smaller, about the size of a pea.
“Intense sweet cassis fruit nose and lovely blackcurrant juiciness on the warming palate with its fine tannins and as one judge described – 'salivating acidity'.” - Winestate Magazine 2018
We love the people who make the journey to come and visit our cellar door in Coonawarra; they have Wanderlust. They are the daring explorer, the lover of life with tales of adventures and experiences from their many trips. This wine’s for you, intrepid travellers...
Decanting this wine for an hour will allow you to see the true depth of flavour, but also show you that this wine is almost unique at this price - in that it will get better over 10 years.
No residual sugar, below organic levels of sulphur, and organically grown. The dense fruit and the soft tannins with allow this wine to age well until 2030.
Our 2015 vintage was awarded:
Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine 2018
Gold - 13th G100 International Wine and Spirits Awards 2019
Pick and mix 6 of your favourite Koonara Wines and get free shipping anywhere in Australia.
Pricing per bottle of wine:
$18.95 – Flowers for Lucy Moscato
$19.95 – Emily May Rose + Angel’s Footprints Sauv Blanc
$20 – Lucy & Alice Pinot Gris
$24.95 – Guardian Angel Sparkling Chardonnay + Cape Banks Pinot Noir + The Golden Orb Sparkling Shiraz
$25 – A Song For Alice Riesling + Cape Banks Chardonnay + Wanderlust Cabernet + Angel’s Peak Shiraz
$40 – Ambriel’s Gift Cabernet + Ezra’s Gift Shiraz
$100 – The Head Honcho Cabernet + The Big Guns Shiraz