The Saxophone in Jazz featured the wines of Basedow of the Barossa Valley.

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Basedow of the Barossa

Basedow Wines is the second oldest winery in the Barossa Valley after Yalumba. It is a traditional winery using classic winemaking techniques. As a result quality is very consistent.

At the Saxophone in Jazz, Melissa Stephenson took us through four wines from Basedow:

  • A 1999 Barossa Valley semillon. This wine is popularly remembered as the Basedow White Burgundy. Despite the fact that it is a good value wine for everyday drinking, it does in fact consistently win medals. You can taste the lime citrus flavours, with just a hint of oak. A very refreshing wine.
  • A 1999 riesling made from grapes grown in the Eden Valley, adjacent to the Barossa. This wine exhibits the mineral, steely flavours characteristic of that region. Another refreshing wine for afternoon entertaining.
  • A 1998 Bushvine grenache. The grenache has been combined with 15 percent cabernet, to provide a fullness of flavour that complements the spice of the grenache.
  • A 1997 reserve shiraz which exhibits all the minty, earthy characteristics for which Barossa shiraz is famous.