Why would three Australian winemakers travel half-way across the world to make wine in Argentina?
The story of Jed Wines is best told by Tom Egan, Jed Director and one of the winemakers who makes the annual trek.
"When it comes to wine, the environment the grape vine grows obviously plays such a huge role in the resulting wine. What we loved about Argentina is that the climate is so different and so unique (high altitude, irrigation off the Andes, clean air and strong UV light) that the resulting wines are really distinctive. The white wines have a magnificent purity about them and the reds have wonderful silky tannins. We felt that what is happening over in Argentina is a really exciting development in the world of wine and we wanted to be a part of it. So each year we head over to Mendoza, we source grapes from the same vineyards and work together to make the six wines in the Jed portfolio."
Want to try some yourself? Enter this week's Freebie Friday and you could win a case, yes, 12 bottles of Jed Sauvignon Blanc. Argentine wines are particularly known for their ability to complement food. The Sauvignon Blanc is described as being fresh and crisp with tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and passionfruit.
One case (12 bottles) of Jed Sauvignon Blanc delivered to your door.
Please note this competition is open to Australian residents only.
Total prize value: RRP$264
HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:
- Leave a comment on this post and tell us where in the world would you most like to travel to, and why?
- And then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "Jed" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
Any questions about the wine? Leave them in a comment, and Tom will be happy to answer them for you!
*Please note all entry details will be passed on to Jed Wines so readers can receive further information about upcoming offers and the rest of their wine portfolio. If you do not want to receive more information, please specify you wish to "opt out" in your email entry.
The Jed wine competition closes on Friday 05 March 2010 at 5.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Monday 08 March 2010.
EDIT: Congratulations to the winner of the case of Jed Wines announced here.
>> Don't forget to also enter the competition to win a spice hamper with African red drinking chocolate. Entries close on Monday 01 March 2010 at 5.30pm. Enter now
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