A newsletter from the team at Nardone Baker Wines                         Edition 007   October 2006

AUSTRALIAN SOIL ... European Heritage


Nardone Baker wines "cleverly made" says James Halliday 

James Halliday is Australia's most respected wine critic and wine writer. He has written or contributed to more than 50 books on wine and regularly judges at wine shows both in Australia and overseas. 

In his 2007 Australian wine companion, James Halliday reviews Nardone Baker Wines for the first time. As an unmatched authority on all aspects of the wine industry, James Halliday's comments and positive reviews of our wine come well received.

In particular, Mr Halliday singles out our Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Merlot for special mention.

Of our Shiraz he says, "ripe plummy fruit ... cleverly made."

Of our Chardonnay he says, "Quite fragrant ... good unoaked wine."

Of special note, he suggests the Nardone Baker 2004 Cabernet Merlot be cellared for another year or two, for drinking in 2008.

James Halliday spends many months each year, tasting and reviewing wines from more than 2100 wineries for his annual wine companion. Nardone Baker was one of 230 new wineries in this year's publication, with 46 wineries falling victim to the very competitive marketplace and disappearing from the volume.

Nardone Baker scores another medal

Another wine from the Nardone Baker family has won a major prize in an international competition.

Our late release, Nardone Baker The Wara Manta Reserve 2001 Shiraz has scored a Silver medal at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London.

Just like its companion product, the 2002 Shiraz, it has won two international medals. Its previous medal was a Bronze at the 2005 London International Wine Show. 

During maturation, this award-winning wine was nurtured in a combination of new and two year old American Oak. It displays ripe berry and spice notes, complemented by vanilla oak Characters. The palate is medium bodied, leading to a clean, balanced tannin finish.

You can find out more about this wine by downloading its tasting notes from our tasting notes page.

We have already received abundant registrations of interest for allocations of the 2001 reserve from our partners around the world. However, due to the low volume of this vintage we can only allocate limited quantities to each country. 

To our faithful band of wine lovers, if you would like to snare some, we suggest you contact your local bottle shop/distributor soon to register your interest.

Email feedback on our wines anytime - it's always welcome

A hard day's work in The Vineyard
It was a hard day's work for the owner of The Vineyard, Bill Dwyer, and his daughter, Kerry Dwyer, when Frank Nardone and Rolivia Senior Account Manager, Gerry Burell, descended on the popular North Andover (MA, USA) wine shop and gourmet store in July for a Nardone Baker Wines tasting. Frank Nardone, our Managing Director, talked to The Vineyard customers about all things "Australian" and all things "wine". 
Bill and Kerry were surely aware of Frank's and Gerry's attendance, because Nardone Baker wines were walking out the door!
But Frank cannot take all the credit - it seems The Vineyard customers are already enamoured of Nardone Baker wines. According to The Vineyard's innovative Top 55 shelves (where the top-selling wines are displayed in a way similar to Top 40 CDs and DVDs), Nardone Baker wines were already making the top five in most categories. 

Read full story in the News section of our website

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Nardone Baker is in La Taverna!

More and more Italians are discovering the taste of Nardone Baker wines, with La Taverna Di Mino among the early fans of our range. 
La Taverna Di Mino is the premier restaurant/wine bar/steak house in Gaeta, south of Rome, the birth place of Nardone Baker Wines patriarch, Joe Nardone. 
La Taverna Di Mino recently played host to a visit from Frank Nardone and some of the Nardone Baker Wines (Italy) team.
Apparently, there has been a lot of interest surrounding the Nardone Baker range in Gaeta, following the visit of a television crew in July, to shoot a cooking show in the region which featured Nardone Baker wines. More details next Footnotes (NB News).

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Nardone Baker Wines
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Ph: +618 8445 8100
Fx: +618 8445 8200

PO Box 386
McLaren Vale SA 5171

10 Gray Street
Kilkenny SA 5009

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