New Angove Wine Releases Recognized as top Aussie "Recession-Busters": 2008 Nine Vines' Viognier and Shiraz-Viognier Now In US Market with Value Pricing

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Angove Family Winemakers, one of the country's oldest family-owned wine producers, is releasing the new 2008 vintage of its award-winning Nine Vines Viognier and Nine Vines Shiraz-Viognier to the US market--arriving with top honors from back home for value in the bottle.

Nine Vines Shiraz-Viognier & Nine Vines Viognier

If ever there were a time for a special award, it's now, and if ever a winery deserved it, it's Angove Family Winemakers. Wine after wine, whenever we tasted an Angove red it made us do a double-take. How can it only cost that much?

Angove Family Winemakers, one of the country's oldest family-owned wine producers, is releasing the new 2008 vintage of its award-winning Nine Vines Viognier and Nine Vines Shiraz-Viognier to the US market--arriving with top honors from back home for value in the bottle.

When leading Australian wine writer Campbell Mattinsons decided to emphasize a budget view of wine for the new edition of his annual Big Red Wine Book, top honors went to Angove Family Winemakers: "If ever there were a time for a special award, it's now, and if ever a winery deserved it, it's Angove Family Winemakers. Wine after wine, whenever we tasted an Angove red it made us do a double-take. How can it only cost that much?"

Angove Family Winemakers wines have been gaining recognition and awards for years, including designation by Quaff book as Winery of the Year in 2007 and Best Buy nods from Wine Spectator and other publications. Among other awards, the 2008 Shiraz-Viognier recently earned a Double (unanimous) Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. These releases from the new 2008 vintage are reaching the US market exactly when wine drinkers are counting their pennies, looking for value, and rewarding producers and retailers who deliver ultra-premium quality at reasonable prices.

Grapes for the Nine Vines Shiraz-Viognier were sourced from the family's own Nanya vineyard and from premium growers in South Australia. The wine is deep red, bursting with black pepper and apricots, and given an aromatic lift by co-fermentation with 6% Viognier, a tasty thread tying these two releases together. On its own, the Nine Vines Viognier, from the same growing region, is a mouth-filling glassful of floral aromatics, stone fruit flavors, and elegant depth. The acclaimed Nine Vines Rosé--a crisp, balanced blend of Grenache and Shiraz--has also made its way to shelves in the US earlier this year.

"You can't go wrong," says the Big Red Wine Book. "Double-take value for the money."

The wines retail for $11.99 and are available now nationwide in top wine shops and restaurants.

Angove Family Winemakers (http://www.angoves.com), one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries established in 1886 by Dr. William Thomas Angove, excels at crafting premium-quality wines by combining the time-honored winemaking methods of its forbearers with today's cutting-edge technology and innovative packaging. Located in South Australia, Angove award-winning wines appeal to oenophiles worldwide with a premium range offered in the U.S., including Vineyard Select, Nine Vines and Red Belly Black. Trinchero Family Estates is the U.S. importer of Angove Family Winemakers.

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