In 2014, the edgy and streetwise Starve Dog Lane wines return with five regional South Australian varieties being launched with boundless curiosity and a thirst for more.
The new Starve Dog Lane is following its nose in the endless pursuit of better grapes and crafting quality wines. The collection is made up of two ranges; the South Australian Collection, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Shiraz, both offering approachability with an abundance of character and complexity, and the Regional Collection for the more inquisitive wine drinker, showcasing quintessential regional varietals including Pinot Gris, Shiraz and Cabernet.
Starve Dog Lane winemaker, Nicholas Bowen, says the energy and sense of adventure that forms the foundation of the brand, is reflected in the style of wine created.
“I’m really excited about the resurgence of Starve Dog Lane. The brand has always had a great reputation and strong following so we are committed to bringing this to life through our bold and quality driven wines, perfect for inquisitive wine drinkers.”
“The Starve Dog Lane wines have always done extremely well on the show circuit and have 20 trophies under its collar so we’re hoping to continue these great results in these future vintages,” said Bowen.
Starve Dog Lane’s boundless energy for new tastes and fresh experiences breeds curiosity and the wine brand is set to grow later this year with new varieties being introduced kicking off with a vintage chardonnay pinot noir sparkling. A benchmark release is also underway at Starve Dog Lane which will encapsulate the Adelaide Hills region.
With new breeds emanating from the temperate climes of the Adelaide Hills, the warmer, hardier blocks of Clare Valley, and across the more select vineyards of South Australia, the lineup has been designed to entice like-minded wine enthusiasts to join in the adventure and quench their curious thirst.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION
2013 Starve Dog Lane Sauvignon Blanc RRP $14.99: This wine is a blend of two regional Sauvignon Blancs, combining the generous profile of warm climate fruit with the structure, acidity and finesse of cooler climate, creating a comprehensive and balanced wine. Summer fruit aromatics with hints of asparagus and kiwi tempt the nose, with a fresh crisp acidity adding length.
2013 Starve Dog Lane Shiraz RRP $14.99: A warm summer season and grapes picked at optimum maturity has resulted in a vibrantly coloured wine with a ripe flavour profile. This classically crafted Shiraz has dense flavours of plum and blackberries with hints of dark chocolate and spice.
2013 Starve Dog Lane Pinot Gris – Adelaide Hills RRP $19.99: The 2013 Pinot Gris is perfect for the more inquisitive wine drinker, showcasing quintessential regional varieties. With aromatics of pear, apple and stone fruits, the palate matches the nose with flavours lengthening to lemon and lychee. The cooler climate Adelaide Hills lends itself well to Pinot Gris, keeping the wine balanced whilst maintaining the delicate varietal fruit characters.
2012 Starve Dog Lane Shiraz – Clare Valley RRP $19.99: 2012 was a good season, with the Clare Valley experiencing a late January storm followed by cooler weather, allowing full ripening and great flavour development. This full bodied red flaunts a palate of ripe raspberry flavours entwined with choc minty tannins and subtle cedar notes.
2012 Starve Dog Lane Cabernet Sauvignon – Clare Valley RRP $19.99: 2012 saw the growing season kick off with a full soil moisture profile and strong growth, leading to a good season. The 2012 Starve Dog Lane Cabernet Sauvignon boasts an intense mix of blueberry and cassis aromas with hints of chocolate. Flavours wrap around smooth dark choc tannins that lengthen into a textual cigar box oak finish.
StarveDog Lane is available from Cellarbrations, IGA Liquor, Bottle-O, and other independent retailers nationally.