Teusner Joshua GMS

Teusner Joshua GMS 2019

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
We've been big fans of Teusner Wines over the past decade and genuinely believe they're making some of the most expressive red wines to emerge from the Barossa Valley in a long time. Teusner's Joshua is an un-oaked version of the classic Barossa blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro.

Joshua's vibrancy and purity of fruit have won this wine many fans over the past decade; with the lifted spice and red fruits from the Grenache, earth and savouriness from the Mataro and a dash of power and palate weight being delivered by the Shiraz. A perfect combination for a Barossa red - and fans of Teusner Joshua will find plenty to like about this 2019 vintage release.

Review of the 2018 vintage below;

"94 Points. So many good Grenache base wines from 2018, and well worth getting into. Honestly, even I like them. Spice, red liquorice, raspberry, a little earth. Medium-bodied, pitch-perfect Barossa GSM with approachable juicy fruit tempered with spice and subtle earthiness. Smooth tannin, even acidity, length plus with sage and berries carrying. Just so excellent. Alcohol: 14.8% Price: $35 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2028" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Winemaker Kym Teusner is one of the Barossa’s young Turks - but with a twist. While many of his generation are making massively rich and ripe reds - often at very high prices - Teusner has aimed to balance the natural power of old vine Barossa material with careful, reductive winemaking that produces wines of wonderful elegance and complexity.

His wines are about as close as the Barossa gets to reminding the drinker of the Southern Rhone, and their value for money is quite astounding. Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner, then at Torbreck, witnessed a conversation between his wife’s uncle and his brother. They were discussing the viability of an old Grenache vineyard, planted in the Northern Barossa Valley by their grandfather. The low yields and low prices being paid by the ‘big boys’ meant the vineyard was running at a loss and facing certain destruction. Kym was loath to hear this and approached his brother-in-law, now business partner, Michael Page, to see if they could scratch together enough cash to keep these gnarled old vines in the ground.

In that first year, they raised enough capital for about a quarter of the fruit from that vineyard, but this was enough for the Riebke brothers to stall their plans for these precious old vines. They were aware of a few other old blocks from which fruit could be sourced, if required, and made their first release with 165 cases of 2002 Joshua. In addition to this, about eight hogsheads of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz were put aside, destined to be released around 24 months later as Avatar. From here the selection of wines have expanded significantly.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
Our very first wine, and like Mick’s first son, we called it/ him Joshua. Typically a blend of about 2/3rds old vine Grenache, a chunk of Mataro and a splash of Shiraz, we keep our Josh’ away from oak and release it young to showcase the kind of juicy, spicy, flavorsome wines you can do so well in the Barossa by blending heritage varieties from old vines.- Teusner Wines

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