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Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
The family Hentschke have been Barossa farming since 1842, they know from good soils and settle on nothing but the finest land. Keith Hentschke chose a special site along Greenock Creek, at the intersection of Gerald Roberts and Jenke Roads, near the ancient winegrowing hamlet of Seppeltsfield to plant vines in the early 1990s. They now yield vintages of the most amazing intensity, saturated with the essence of grand Barossa Shiraz, an international wine industry favourite and a sagacious selection this.. Savour a sip of seppeltsfield»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»

Nugan Estate Nugan Parish Vineyard Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The Parish property is a ten hectare vineyard dedicated to producing the finest Shiraz possible. The extra efforts spent in managing the property and training the vines pay a good dividend, achieving harvests of the most spectacular Shiraz every year. A bounty of small but intensely flavoured berries, displaying juicy flavours, piquant spice and the elegant tannins, are crafted into a rich and full bodied McLaren Vale, offering profound structure in support of a powerful concentration of fruit.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Nugan Estate own properties in the Riverina, King Valley and McLaren Vale, making them the eighteenth largest vineyard holders in Australia. Their state of the art viticultural management regimens have claimed numerous accolades. McLaren Parish is protected from rainfall variation, being drip irrigated from water held in two dams and protected by a license to pump nine mega litres of surface water. Following the harvest, grapes are crushed, yeasted and pumped over in traditional style to avoid extraction of bitter tannins. Components are transferred to new and seasoned French and American oak for a course of rich barrel ferments, followed by an extended maturation and the final assemblage.
Deep crimson with a youthful purple hue. Aromas of cherry and plum meld with dark chocolate, vanillin and allspice. A rich, full bodied wine displaying powerful concentration of juicy dark plum, chocolate and anise with silky tannins and great length. Parish Vineyard should be enjoyed with rich meat recipes, beef burgundy and osso bucco.
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