The Burch Family Wines is Western Australia’s leading boutique, family-owned winery responsible for brands such as Howard Park Wines, MadFish, Marchand & Burch and Jeté.
Established in 1986, it is one of the original pioneers of the cool climate Great Southern region known for its rich, ancient soils and elevated vineyard sites, and of course, the Margaret River wine region!
Of note: The Burch family are the first Australians to gain ownership in the production of a Burgundian Grand Cru under the Marchand & Burch label.
Howard Park Wines has a very simple mantra when it comes to the production of its wines - premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Since its foundation Howard Park has held the belief that each variety is best suited to particular climates and soil types within the two premium wine regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern.
HOWARD PARK PORONGURUP RIESLING 2014, PORONGURUP, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
LCBO PRICE $31,95
This 2014 Porongurup Riesling is sourced from a warm climate site, is naturally fermented and it shows in a delicious way!
In the glass, it is a clear, bright, light silvery yellow.
The nose is absolutely beautiful! It bursts with lemon, honey and clover.
There is a slight effervescence on the palate and the wine is dry and racy. Full of honey, minerality, citrus and a little almond extract. Great vibrant acidity. The finish lingers on and on!
This wine would be superb with spicy, sweet and sour Asian dishes… Anything that combines fruit and meat would work!
HOWARD PARK ABERCROMBIE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012, MARGARET RIVER & MOUNT BARKER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
LCBO PRICE $80
This 2012 Abercrombie is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon but is a blend from the Abercrombie vineyard in Mount Barker and Leston vineyard in Margaret River. Named after Jeff Burch’s Great-Grandfather Walter Abercrombie, it is Howard Park’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the glass, it is a deep deep crimson red, almost opaque in the centre with great inky legs!
The nose is explosive, hot, meaty, smoky and full of fresh herb, ripe cherries and blackberries!
Taste buds are welcomed by healthy tannins and a refreshing core of acidity. Ripe cherries, currants, plum and a little fresh herb are present, long finish leaves a dusty chocolaty tobacco taste in the mouth.
Enjoy with lamb burgers on the bbq or a nice rib-eye dinner with all the trimmings!!!