Anubis Cabernet Sauvignon, Joanne Irvine

French word meaning ‘greyhound’, Lévrier are one of the oldest breed of dog appearing in ancient art and literature throughout history. Originally bred as hunting dogs, these majestic animals are constant companions in the life of Jo Irvine, the winemaker and have been associated with royalty, warriors and noblemen for centuries. Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis is represented as a man with a greyhound dog’s head. Depicted as a protector of graves, his role was to usher souls of the dead to safely into the afterlife. Tutankhamen and Cleopatra’s many greyhounds were entombed and sometimes mummified with their owners to protect them on their way into royalty afterlife. (Ref: Levrier by Jo Irvine)
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2022
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
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Lévrier by Jo Irvine

Jo Irvine produces her Lévrier by Jo Irvine in a 500 tonne purpose built, small batch processing facility in the Barossa Valley. Jo believes that "Great wines are created by synergy and attention to detail both in the vineyard and the winery". She is passionate about the quality of the wines that she produces and is now enjoying worldwide recognition for the wines she has created. The Lévrier range is truly outstanding and we are delighted to be chosen by Jo to promote these wines.

Tasting Notes

Intense brick red in appearance and fully of dark cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit. Aromas of redcurrant and dark cherry fruit with mulberry notes.

Food Matches

Slow braised shoulder of lamb (or shanks) with caramelised onions, thyme and red wine balsamic. Or, try with rack of lamb, roasted parsnip (or sweet potato chips) and steamed greens with red wine jus. Also a superb accompaniment to Beef Wellington.