Brioni’s Blend goes for Gold

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Brioni’s Blend goes for Gold

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We were very excited to see our 2022 Brioni’s Blend receive a gold medal at the National Wine Show in Canberra.

Only the highest-awarded wines at qualifying Australian wine shows make it to the judging table, so National Wine Show winners represent the best of the best Australian wines.

In 2021, an even more rigorous pre-qualification program was introduced. Only wines that have won gold or silver at one of 32 qualifying shows will be accepted for judging, meaning it is now an even more competitive, higher-quality show than ever before.

This makes this result all the sweeter, because this means we are considered at the tippy top of red blends in Australia now!

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Brioni has good taste. This is a blend of Mataro (aka Mourvèdre), Touriga Nacional and Shiraz, not your usual blending buddies but the charming, lightly spicy result is exciting. Each grape brings something to the whole which is, after all, the point of blending. In this case, it’s a lighter style of red, the kind sommeliers love because it opens up so many food options. Black cherry in colour. It combines a black and red fruit perfume and the prettiest lifted aromatics, with violets to the forefront. Mourvèdre brings its spice game to the palate and combined with plums, dark cherries and a touch of sage and oregano, it’s the star of this juicy, lively young red.Jeni Port


COLOUR: Bright Purple Red

AROMA: Mulberry and violets, slight licorice edge with a touch of ironstone. Wine jubes and plum preserves.

PALATE: Bright and medium bodied on the palate. Fresh red berry, quince floral flavours, with plenty of chalky tannin and driving acid to frame the palate. This is all fruit and all good!

VINTAGE: This is the fourth release of our Brioni’s Blend. As you know, we like to name our wines after family members, and Brioni had got away without one for too long. This iteration is a little different from the previous blends. This time Mataro (also known as Mourvedre) took the lead role, blended with the famous Portuguese variety Touriga and some Shiraz to round out the blend. Making the perfect special sauce to celebrate our Brioni.

THE YEAR THAT: Brioni kept everyone in cherry tomatoes with her bumper crop.

Corrina, Brioni, Sam and the OT Team