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1 - 12 of 12 Wines By Tscharke
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Tscharke Barossa Grounds Shiraz
Barossa
Available by the dozen
The Tscharke family have been a part of Barossa viticulture for six generations, they know all the other heritage growers well and can access some of the region's finest Shiraz. Choice parcels have been assembled for vinification into a full bodied style of palate weight and opulence, purposefully fashioned to drink early as a young wine. The trick is to isolate those harvests which have been picked on the perfect day of optimal ripeness. A solid Shiraz of juicy fruit flavours up front, supported by sound structure and affable Barossa charm.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
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It takes a true Barossan to determine the precise day to pick Shiraz, too early and the wine will be hard and flat, picked late, the flavours will be confected and stewed. Tscharke look for harvests which have been brought forward ever so slightly, while having achieved a generosity of flavour development. Parcels are crushed and treated to a term of cold soak, for optimal extraction of colour and tannin. Batches are traditionally vinified in open top fermenters, plunged and turned regularly to release flavour. A third of the fruit is included as whole bunches for textural complexity. Upon completion, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads and puncheons for a year.
Tscharke Bed Hair Graciano
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Graciano is well know in northen Spain and parts of southwest France, it makes a well perfumed wine with substantial tannins, superb balance and excellent ageing potential. An essential inclusion into many of the Navarra and Rioja blends, it can be capricious to grow and requires a dedicated vigneron to produce good harvests. Tscharke have been a part of Barossa viticulture since early settlement, they are people of the land with the skill and love of winegrowing that's required to achieve the most exquisite vintages of new world Graciano.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
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Graciano is a late ripening grape with exceptional ability to retain remarkable natural acidity. Low yielding and vulnerable to mildew, the Graciano vine needs a lot of care and tends to thrive in warmer, drier climes. Tscharke established their Graciano plantings to a superior site at Stonewell, its parched clay soils are swept by invigorating winds which maintain healthy dry canopies. Grapes are all picked by hand and destemmed into open fermenters, musts are inoculated and vinified to complete dryness at warmer temperatures 22ÂșC to 25ÂșC. Batches are pressed into a selection of French oak hogsheads and puncheons for a year's maturation. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Bright crimson colour. Lifted nose of mulberry, wild berries and alluring dried currant notes. Full bodied, structured palate of glazed fruit flavours, paw paw and bramble berries, supported by dusty drying tannins and supple background oak before a long persistent finish. A well rounded, food friendly wine of vibrancy and primary fruit freshness.
Tscharke Girl Talk Savagnin
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Damien Tscharke, proprietor, grower and winemaker is a sixth generation vigneron and Roseworthy baccalaureate who graduated with honours in viticulture. Girl Talk Savagnin is vinified from Albarino, an Iberian varietal that's native to the cool, windswept corner of northwest Portugal and Spain. Thick skinned, naturally acidic and an early ripening aromatic style, Damien Tscharke was convinced it would perform well at in the soils of Marananga. Girl Talk Albarino makes the perfect conversation starter, as well as being a deeply engaging food wine.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Albarino hails from Galicia in northwest Spain, where it's grown to sandy soils swept by sultry maritime climes, quite the opposite of Barossa Valley. Following extensive research on this native Iberian, Albarino was planted to the Tscharke family property between 1999 and 2002, the vines are now fully mature and yield the finest fruit. Picked throughout the cool hours of night, grapes are destemmed and immediately bag pressed under inert gas, drained to tank, chilled and clarified until the morning. Vinified at temperatures between 13C and 14C to capture the vibrant fresh fruit characters. Upon completion, batches are left on lees for some months with occasional stirring to encourage rich mouthfeel.
 
Pale straw, green hue. Wet pebble nose, young pear and granny smith apple fruit notes with an underlying cinnamon spice. Well proportioned palate with wet stone pear and young granny smith apple, offering terrific structure for a leaner more elegant style, resolving on a pleasantly pungent, aromatically lingering finish. The perfect foil for rich creamy risottos and pan seared prawns.
Tscharke Gnadenfrei Distinction Shiraz
Barossa
Available in cases of 6
Distinction is the jewel in the Tscharke crown, only ever made in the most exceptional vintage years, crafted from priceless parcels of Shiraz, hand picked off the elite Gnadenfrei property in the ancient Barossa hamlet of Marananga. The mesoclime here is fortuitous for Shiraz, an auspicious terroir of conglomerate pink quartzite and shallow red brown clays, the ideal environment for low yields of the most intensely flavoured fruit.
$9099each
$1091DOZEN
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Bunches of old vine Shiraz are all picked by hand and destemmed into open fermenters. The macerating musts are inoculated and vinified at warmer temperatures between 22ÂșC and 25ÂșC, ferments are pumped over twice daily and treated to a course of traditional foot stomping pigeage. Upon completion to dryness, batches are rested for a week on skins for optimal extraction of colour, flavour and tannin, followed by passage through an air bag press and racking to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for extended maturation. Components are assembled and bottled nineteen months after harvest. Alcohol 15.2%
 
Vibrant purple red hue, deeply coloured core. Bouquet is brimming with blackberry notes, violets and cinnamon, cocoa and spice. Full bodied palate displaying plenty of red fruit flavours, red licorice and plums, white pepper spice and chocolate characters, an old vine Shiraz of amazing structure, well integrated over a bed of finely groomed tannins.
Tscharke Gnadenfrei Grenache
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Tscharke are all about hand picking limited yields of the finest estate grown fruit, for the realization of outstanding, small batch Barossa wines. Following the traditions of several generations local viticulture in the ancient hamlet of Marananga, a precious parcel of Grenache at the pre eminent Gnadenfrei property is treated to the old world regimens of whole bunch ferment, foot stomping and seasoned French oak, achieving a richly complex RhĂŽne style of dimensional fruit characters and the most exquisite balance.
$3599each
$431DOZEN
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Vibrant purple red. A fresh elevated nose filled with aromatics of raspberry and rose, malts and rhubarb, toffee apples and clove. A full bodied palate, structured and savoury, lined with raspberries and red fruit flavours, spices and malt. The dusty tannins balance a generous, richly flavoured wine, supprted by a subtle line of minerality, elegantly textured, persistent, delicious.
Tscharke Gnadenfrei Shiraz
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Damien Tscharke was born and raised a sixth generation Barossa winemaker, he grew up amongst the vines at Seppeltsfield while attending Marananga Primary and Nuriootpa High. Gnadenfrei is the oldest vineyard within the Tscharke estate portfolio, established over seventy years ago by Damien Tscharke's grandfather, the terroir and clime yield an exceptional quality of Shiraz. A substantially structured, youthful Barossa style, driven by fruit and kept vital by rich, cherry filled acidity.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
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Grapes are all hand picked and destemmed into open top fermenters, the musts are inoculated and vinified at temperatures between 22°C and 25°C. Active ferments are pumped over twice daily and treated to a course of boots on foot stomping pigeage. Upon completion to sugar dryness, batches are held on skins for a week, extracting optimal colour, flavour and tannin, followed by passage through an airbag press and racking to a mix of new and seasoned French oak. Gnadenfrei is bottled after a term of extended maturation, finished to a style aimed at retaining vibrancy and primary fruit freshness, nineteen months after harvest.
 
Crimson red, deeply coloured to the core. Bright and lifted bouquet revealing black fruits and plum, dark chocolate, figs and dates, liquorice and cola. Driven by intense fruit, persistent flavours of dark berries and plum, cherries, liquorice and spice. A refreshing, full bodied Shiraz of great length, vanillin oak and chocolatey tannins to the finish, Tscharke drinks very well in its youth.
Tscharke Grenache Mataro
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Two thirds Grenache, the balance in Mataro, picked off the Tscharke estate vineyards at Marananga. Preserving the integrity and retaining the eloquence of each variety is essential to the finished wine, both parts are encouraged to enunciate their uniqueness of character. A course of whole bunch ferments adds textural richness and introduces complexity, a separate term of age under seasoned oak permits the wines to mature and evolve as individuals. A seamless assemblage that's highly articulate of Barossa, as both parts express their personal charm.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Bright garnet hues. Red fruit aromas, berries and currant, citrus, cooking spice and bright red apple. An excitingly fruit filled palate, raspberries and strawberries up front are interwoven by spices and pastoral savouryness, a whisper of carob oak and the support of soft tannins. A gentle, easy to appreciate style that's made for sharing, ideally alongside cheeses and fruit, charcuterie and pùté.
Tscharke Master Montepulciano
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Montepulciano hails from Abruzzo on the Adriatic, it makes an immensely popular style, of food friendly savouryness and soft, light tannins. Tscharke source their Montepulciano from the first such site ever established in Australia. Montepulciano likes to vintage just a little later in the year, the longer growing season yields better balance and riper tannins in the fruit. An astonishingly good drink alongside all fine fare, its engagingly complex nose and judiciously drying palate conjures up recipes of bay leaf and game, fenneled sausages and braised, cured pork.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
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Tscharke process their Montepulciano with a view to preserving the varietal's uniqueness, vibrancy and primary fruit freshness. Grapes are picked by a hand off a prestigious site in the eminent Barossa hamlet of Stonewell, vines are all trained onto a single cordon wire, verticle shoot positioned for optimal exposure to the sun. Bunches are destemmed into open top fermenters, musts are inoculated and vinified at 22ÂșC to 25ÂșC, ferments are pumped over twice daily until complete sugar dryness. Upon completion, batches are held on skins for a month of maceration, followed by pressing and racking to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for a year's maturation.
Tscharke Matching Socks Touriga
Barossa
Available by the dozen
A pure Touriga wine from the superlative Tscharke estate property at Gnadenfrei in Barossa Valley. The Nacional clone of Touriga vines were established 1985 to propitious weathered, quartzite rich, brown clay soils, they are now fully mature and yielding the most exemplary harvests. Damien Tscharke fashions his Touriga to a medium bodied style that drinks beautifully immediately upon release, ideally slightly, chilled alongside Mediterranean marinades and grills.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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The Tscharke family immigrated to South Australia in 1861, they have been growing Barossa grapes and making good wine ever since. Their auspicious Touriga vines are a recent newcomer, purposefully planted to face the east, sheltering grapes from afternoon heat and direct sunlight. Fruit is harvested at lower sugar baumes, grapes are destemmed and crushed into open top fermenters for vinification at higher temperatures of at least 28°C. Batches are pumped over and plunged daily until fermented to dry, components are pressed and racked off gross lees to a selection of seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Intense colour. Bouquet of sour cherries, geranium florals and a seasoning of richly piquant spice. A soft palate of sweet fruit flavours, ocean spray, cranberries and ribena, the savouryness of crushed autumn leaves and aromatic notes of turkish delight. Serve slightly chilled and match with olive bay leaf recipes, veal and light rustic fare.
Tscharke Only Son Tempranillo
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Tscharke are a highly traditional, family hands on operation who have tilled their soils and husbanded vines for generations. A resurgence of interest for the arcane styles of the old world, inspired plantings of the more abstruse varietal grapes in the 1980s and 1990s. Crafted from parcels of Tempranillo clones D8V12 and Requiena, picked off two choice sites at Stonewell and Gnadenfrei in the western precincts of Barossa Valley, the Only Son offers a deliciously complex fruit filled wine with a measure of suave, food friendly savouryness.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
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Harvests from two distinct terroirs are assembled into a wine of elegant seamlessness and astonishing balance. Determining optimal time of picking is essential, only time spent amongst the vines can capture the balance between complete tannin ripeness and juicy acidity. Grapes are all harvested by hand and destemmed, crushed through a chiller and treated to three days of cold soak before inoculation to choice yeasts. Following a short term of vinification on skins at warmer temperatures, batches are pressed off for completion of ferments and racked off gross lees into a selection of seasoned French oak barriques for fifteen months maturation.
 
Brick red in colour. Aromas of sarsaparilla and dark cherry, olives, bay leaf and the savouryness of Mediterranean herbs. A broad, medium bodied palate, brimming with dark cherry flavours, cocoa oak, appetizing tomato vine and truffle characters, persistent on a length of dusty drying tannins. Match with olive oil recipes, funghi and cacciatore.
Tscharke Shiraz Shiraz Shiraz
Barossa
Available by the dozen
No you're not seeing things, a Shiraz so nice, they named it thrice. An assemblage of fruit from the legacy of estate vineyards, planted to the oldest soils in Barossa Valley, very near the ancient hamlets of Stonewell, Gnadenfrei and Greenock Creek. A confluence of pastoral terroirs and more rugged terrains form a tapestry of unique mesoclimes, from which to fashion a velvet textured Shiraz wine with juicy fruit, crisp acidity and refined tannins.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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A compilation of harvests grown to three sites, located on the western ridge of Barossa Valley, in the sub districts of Marananga and Seppeltsfield. Shiraz is picked early in the season to capture freshness of fruit character and natural acidity, while encouraging a balanced wine without any higher alcohol warmth. Parcels are destemmed, a component is included as whole bunches, into a collection of large 6600 litre oak vats. Following a fortnight of ferments, batches are pressed and racked off gross lees for completion of malolactic. Batches are racked, sulphured and Ă©levaged for ten months before the final assemblage and bottling without any oak barrel treatment.
 
Deeply coloured. Vibrant lift of licorice and dark cherries, aniseed and fragrant, savoury spice. A complex, balanced wine, persistent and textural, layered with fruit, licorice and dark cherry flavours, festive puddings and plum, framed by restrained oak, chalky tannins in support of the ripe Shiraz characters. Perfect with roast ham or cured pork recipes.
Tscharke Stonewell Cabernet Sauvignon
Barossa
Available by the dozen
The worthy vineyards along Stonewell Road at Marananga, have been source of the most memorable vintages in Barossa Cabernet. Tscharke established a smaller block of vine here in 2001, the quality of fruit however belies its teenage years. The auspicious plantings were sown east to west, aimed at protecting fruit from the parching late afternoon summer sun. The accumulated skills of six generations in Barossa viticulture, have sired a precious site which yields a multi dimensional Cabernet wine of amazing depth, structure and length.
$3599each
$431DOZEN
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The later ripening Stonewell Road vineyard is planted to deep red/brown clay soils with underlying calcareous chalks, well suited to realizing harvests of well balanced fruit which are unaffected by excessive exposure to summer heat. Grapes are all picked by hand and completely destemmed, crushed into an open top fermenter and inoculated for vinification at temperatures between 22ÂșC and 25ÂșC. The active ferments are punched down and plunged over by heading down boards for optimal extraction of flavour, colour and tannin. Following two months of skin contact, batches are gently pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for an extravagant nineteen months Ă©levage. Alcohol 14.5%
 
Deeply coloured crimson red. Intensely fragrant nose of stunning varietal complexity, spearmint and cassis, brambleberries and lavender, roasted coffee bean. Luscious full bodied palate of juicy black licorice and cassis, blue berries and dark Barossa chocolateyness over the length of powerful yet disciplined, chalky tannins. An august Barossa Cabernet which drinks magnificently on release.
The Tscharke range has been a project seven years in the making and is the result of the vision of Damien Tscharke, proprietor, viticulturalist and winemaker

Damien is a sixth generation vigneron and Roseworthy honours graduate. Damien is also the proprietor and winemaker for the acclaimed wines produced under the Glaymond brand, which was established in 2001. His vision to explore and develop alternative varietals in the Barossa Valley led to the establishment of the Tscharke brand in 2004. Having worked on his family's vineyards for over 15 years he has developed an intimate knowledge of the vineyard sites and sub appellations of Marananga and Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley.

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Whilst respectful of the tradition of growing classic European grape varietals in the Barossa Valley, he believes the climate offers the perfect location for new varietals to be introduced. Following extensive research Tempranillo, Graciano, Montepulciano, Zinfandel and Albarino were selected and planted on the family property between 1999 and 2002. The Tscharke portfolio consists of four wines based on these varietals. The philosophy behind the Tscharke range is to produce wines which are stylistically distinctive, that capture the warmth and richness of the Barossa, whilst offering ripe but balanced fruit with excellent varietal definition.

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Damien is completely hands on throughout the process - from research through to planting the vines, vineyard management and winemaking. As a result of his work with alternative varietals Damien was the recipient of the prestigious 2004 Peter Olson Fellowship for Innovation and Outstanding Performance in agriculture.

All of the Tscharke Wines are estate grown and sourced from the Tscharke Vineyards located in Seppeltsfield and Marananga of the Barossa Valley. These vineyards have been farmed by the Tscharke family for generations. The grape varieties chosen for the Tscharke range were pioneered and established by Damien Tscharke, a vision of his to produce a range of wine styles grown from nontraditional grape varietals of Australia.

The wines give Damien the opportunity to express the terroir of the Tscharke Vineyards and viticultural practices used to grow the alternative grapes varieties. The boutique winery is situated on the Marananga Vineyard property situated along the Seppeltsfield road in Marananga. Damien uses open fermenters, a basket press and French and Hungarian oak to help hand craft the unique range of wine styles.

Albarino is a Spanish varietal traditionally grown in the cool wind swept corner of North West Spain and Portugal. Thick skinned, naturally acidic and an early ripening aromatic style, winemaker Damien Tscharke was convinced it would perform incredibly well at the Marananga vineyard. The beauty of Tempranillo is it's suited to a range of climatic conditions. In the warm conditions of the Barossa Valley it shows its ability to produce rich bold wines with excellent acid tannin balance. Like Tempranillo, Graciano is another Spanish varietal, traditionally blended with Tempranillo to produce classic wines. Zinfandel's traditional home is California where it often produces heady powerful wines. The key to this variety is harnessing the primary perfumed, spicy brambly characters whilst avoiding over extraction and jammy flavours. Try this with a juicy chargrilled t-bone steak!

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Montepulciano is another exciting continental varietal grape at which Damien excells. Planted across much of Central Italy it is often confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano made from Sangiovese - this is not Sangiovese. In Italy it is better known for producing rustic reds, here in the Barossa it produces a style which shows intensity backed by fine drying tannins - the perfect partner to rich gutsy food!

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