Barossa champion Chris Ringland releases new wines in the UK


Iconic Australian wine producer Chris Ringland has released new vintages of his super-premium Barossa Shiraz range, plus a brand new entry-level wine named simply ‘CR 2013’ with an RSP of £17.00. This complex, concentrated wine has already won 91 Wine Spectator points and is available from UK distributor Litmus Wines, Noel Young Wines and CRU World Wine.

Although a Kiwi, Ringland made his name in the world of wine in the Barossa Valley, studying at Roseworthy before travelling extensively and finally working for 15 years at Rockford. It was here that he first developed his own distinctive wine style and produced his own now world famous Shiraz. Ringland describes the CR 2013 as having a “classic North-Western Barossa Shiraz blackberry profile, together with sweet, dark plum and jammy notes. As always, the palate is all about sweet red berries, milk chocolate and subtle vanilla.”

Hedonism Wines has already snapped up the first six-litre Imperial of the flagship 2009 Chris Ringland Barossa Ranges Shiraz ever to be released from the winery. It has just been awarded 98 Parker points and will go on sale in their Mayfair store this December. A small number of single 75cl bottles of the same wine are still available to the trade from Litmus Wines, together with new vintages of Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz (2008) and Randall’s Hill Shiraz (2010).

Mike Florence, General Manager of Litmus Wines, comments, “Chris’ wines are regularly awarded with amazing scores by critics worldwide. As such they are incredibly highly sought after in the UK, so we urge anyone interested in securing bottles to be quick!”