Intense dark brick red in appearance with dark morello cherry and spice aromas and flavours. Beautiful, silky integrated tannins. A true Australian masterpiece.
Jo Irvine produces her Lévrier by Jo Irvine in a 500 tonne purpose built, small batch processing facility in the Barossa Valley. Jo believes that "Great wines are created by synergy and attention to detail both in the vineyard and the winery". She is passionate about the quality of the wines that she produces and is now enjoying worldwide recognition for the wines she has created. The Lévrier range is truly outstanding.
Originally bred as hunting dogs, majestic greyhounds are constant companions in the life of Jo Irvine the winemaker and have also been associated with royalty, warriors and noblemen for centuries. Greek warrior Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) used greyhounds during his military campaigns. One faithful battle his favourite greyhound Peritas fought a war elephant. Alexander was so impressed at the faithfulness and bravery of Peritas that he ordered a state funeral for his friend, named a city after him and had a statue erected in his honour in the city square.
Region: Barossa Valley/Eden Vale
Grape: 100% Zinfandel
Food Match: Braised beef cheeks, Roast venison