Our new The Residence range awarded 94 Points

Barossa Valley Wine Company is excited to announce the our newest range, the Residence has just been awarded 94 Points

1 Sep 2021

Our new The Residence range represents the historic cottage on our Farms vineyard which was one of the earliest properties ever settled in the Barossa. Originally a dairy farm, it was purchased by the renowned winemaker, Herman Thumm in 1992, who was one of Barossa’s true boutique winemakers. Today, the cottage still stands in prime position at the top of our Farms vineyard, with a breathtaking view overlooking the vines.

This premium range of wines champions non-traditional Barossa varietals. Crafted in a modern expression of the Barossa, three varietals are available – Montepulciano, Tempranillo and Malbec.

In the recent Winestate Magazine's emerging varietal tasting, both our Montepulciano and Tempranillo were awarded 94 Points. The wines were tasted blind and judged by the expert wine-tasting panel in their appropriate varietal or style categories. Each judge assigns a score independently, before comparing scores. Tasting an average of 10,000 wines per year, the scores are compiled using the 100-Point System. The results are not easily achieved so if a wine does get awarded a higher score it must have earned that in the eyes (or palate of) the tasting panel.


The Residence Montepulciano:

Delicate, dark fruit aromas of black cherry and red plum are intertwined with earthy notes of fresh beetroot and aniseed. A medium-bodied wine, the palate has rich fruit characters, with flavours of black cherry and boysenberry and delightful liquorice bullets, combined with silky yet firm tannins to deliver a well-rounded finish.


The Residence Tempranillo:

Lifted aromas of black cherry, cedar oak and a hint of bay leaf on the nose. Generous and complex, our Tempranillo is a medium-bodied wine with enticing blueberry characters and subtle oak combined to deliver a savoury finish.


The Residence Malbec:

Deep purple in colour, vibrant dark fruit aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant are complemented with hints of tobacco and sweet soy sauce. Our malbec is medium-bodied with generous dark fruit flavours on the palate along with subtle notes of vanilla bean, combined with elegant tannins to deliver a smooth yet persistent finish.

The wines are available in limited release and are available now.