Hunker down and cosy up to our inspired Autumn dishes, matched to our favourite glass of red.
Crafted by the next generation of Peter Lehmann winemakers, The Barossan Shiraz showcases the superb fruit of South Australia’s legendary Barossa Valley. Renowned for its flavoursome shiraz, winemakers have chosen fruit from multiple Barossa vineyards creating a complex, layered wine with fruit intensity and suppleness.
Aromas of fresh plum and dark chocolate-dipped cherries combine with flavours of brooding dark fruit, warm spices and sweet mocha. This rich and full-bodied red wine is perfect for chilly evenings, alongside slow-roasted barbecued steak and melt-in-your-mouth braised meats.
To celebrate cooler nights and decadent Autumn dishes, take heed of our four must-try recipes, paired with precision alongside this gorgeously versatile drop.
1. Recipe: Beef Cheeks with Parmesan Polenta
Cook's notes: Magic happens when you pair a truly stunning glass of shiraz with tender, slow-cooked beef cheeks. This cool-weather recipe showcases beef slow-cooked in a rich red wine sauce until tender and falling apart. Serve with creamy parmesan polenta and a glass of The Barossan Shiraz and you cannot go wrong.
2. Recipe: Smoky Beer-Braised Brisket
Cook's notes: This is basically a piece of incredibly tender brisket, braised in barbecue sauce and served with sharp, crunchy gherkins and American mustard. A glass of shiraz in hand perfectly completes this picture – all you need now is someone special to share the bottle with.
3. Recipe: Spanish-Style Oxtail Braised with Chorizo, Red Wine and Smoked Paprika
Cook's notes: As with most braised dishes, oxtail is the perfect do-ahead meal. Cooking a day or two ahead allows the flavours to develop. Red wine brings out the best in this beautifully complex, show-stopping dish.
4. Recipe: Baked Feta with Honey, Hazelnuts and Thyme with Dried Fig and Marsala Compote
Cook's notes: While it's no secret that white wine and cheese make for the perfect match, sharper cheeses like feta and cheddar create a unique harmony when matched with a sweeter Australian shiraz. Look for a creamy, rather than a firm, feta for this dish. Top with nuts such as walnuts and almonds and dress with rosemary for a low maintenance, cool-weather dinner party dish.
Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz is available from Liquorland, RRP $24.99.