Product name: 2009 Temple Bruer Preservative-Free Organic Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, SA
Reviewer: Max Allen
Temple Bruer were growing grapes organically and making wines without the preservative, sulphur dioxide, years before either activity was trendy.
Now organic viticulture is hip in Australia’s vineyards - there’s even a push towards ‘natural’ or sulphur-free wines among groovy young winemakers.
The Temple Bruer winemaking crew must look at these newcomers and smile, and then get back to work producing good reds like this cherry-scented, medium-bodied, savoury-tasting shiraz.