Wine Blend A First For High Altitude

Posted: Mar 03, 2017


Source: OpenHouseMagazine.Net

A new wine by St Hallett has been blended specifically for consumption at high altitude.

Barossa winery St Hallett blend wine for high altitude exclusively for Virgin Australia
The wine, named The Duo, will be served exclusively on board Virgin Australia flights in Business Class and can be sampled in Virgin Australia lounges.

Environmental shifts when at altitude, such as atmospheric pressure and drier air conditions, affect the taste of food and beverages. Virgin Australia worked with St Hallett winemaker Shelley Cox to create the customised wine, a blend sourced from both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, that focuses on delivering balanced acidity and texture when consumed in the air.

“The drier air in the cabin can make it hard to really capture a wine’s aroma,” Cox said. “This is where the Eden Valley component comes in. The higher altitude of the Eden Valley means cooler conditions and creates Shiraz with lovely overt floral aromas. You only need a small component to really lift a whole blend.

“We played around with a lot of different options to ensure the acid and texture balance was right. It was a great experience and we are confident the wine will deliver in both taste and aroma on the plane at altitude.”

A new wine by St Hallett has been blended specifically for consumption at high altitude.

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Barossa winery St Hallett blend wine for high altitude exclusively for Virgin Australia
The wine, named The Duo, will be served exclusively on board Virgin Australia flights in Business Class and can be sampled in Virgin Australia lounges.

Environmental shifts when at altitude, such as atmospheric pressure and drier air conditions, affect the taste of food and beverages. Virgin Australia worked with St Hallett winemaker Shelley Cox to create the customised wine, a blend sourced from both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, that focuses on delivering balanced acidity and texture when consumed in the air.

“The drier air in the cabin can make it hard to really capture a wine’s aroma,” Cox said. “This is where the Eden Valley component comes in. The higher altitude of the Eden Valley means cooler conditions and creates Shiraz with lovely overt floral aromas. You only need a small component to really lift a whole blend.

“We played around with a lot of different options to ensure the acid and texture balance was right. It was a great experience and we are confident the wine will deliver in both taste and aroma on the plane at altitude.”

A new wine by St Hallett has been blended specifically for consumption at high altitude.

Share Print Email
Barossa winery St Hallett blend wine for high altitude exclusively for Virgin Australia
The wine, named The Duo, will be served exclusively on board Virgin Australia flights in Business Class and can be sampled in Virgin Australia lounges.

Environmental shifts when at altitude, such as atmospheric pressure and drier air conditions, affect the taste of food and beverages. Virgin Australia worked with St Hallett winemaker Shelley Cox to create the customised wine, a blend sourced from both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, that focuses on delivering balanced acidity and texture when consumed in the air.

“The drier air in the cabin can make it hard to really capture a wine’s aroma,” Cox said. “This is where the Eden Valley component comes in. The higher altitude of the Eden Valley means cooler conditions and creates Shiraz with lovely overt floral aromas. You only need a small component to really lift a whole blend.

“We played around with a lot of different options to ensure the acid and texture balance was right. It was a great experience and we are confident the wine will deliver in both taste and aroma on the plane at altitude.”

By oh
March 3, 2017
Source: OpenHouseMagazine.net



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