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The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated.. The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions,.. Salient statements from superior sites»
Excruciatingly low yields, a ruthless hand sorting of fruit, ferments in new oak barrels and twenty months maturation, Bowen Estate are one of Coonawarra's most prestigious marques, maintaining a standard of excellence which merits inclusion into the highly prestigious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Essential for every enthusiast of stellar quality Cabernet Sauvignon, brought within easy reach this week at the down to earth.. Excellent langtons classification of australian wine»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico DOCG CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sangiovese Merlot Shiraz Chianti Italy
Peppoli is a wine that's complex and soundly structured, while offering all the vital, mouth filling and aromatic expressions of the Sangiovese grape. The style is made possible through a unique microclimate within the Chianti Classico region. Vines are grown to a valley with particularly favourable growing conditions. Soils are rich in minerals, ideal for the cultivation of Sangiovese, yielding harvests of fruit which are endowed with lovely varietal expressions. Peppoli is located at the heart of Chianti Classico, fifty five hectares of the most splendid vineyards.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$419.00
From fruit grown to Peppoli Estate vineyards in the Chianti Classico of Tuscany. Components are separately vinified. Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah grapes are treated to macerations aimed at preserving the characteristic aromas of the fruit. Fermentations take place at a maximum temperature of 28C, followed by completion of malolactic before winter. Parcels are assembled and transferred into a selection of Slovenian and American oak barrels for nine months. Larger format oaks are employed to preserve varietal fruit aromas derived from the fermentation process, sweetening the tannins. The finished wine is bottled and left to age under the Antinori cellars before release.
Bright, deep red colour. Intense aromas of red berries with light hints of vanilla and chocolate, which heighten the sensations of the complex varietal fruit. A perfectly pitched level of acidity which amplifies the length and persistence of palate. Peppoli exhibits profound structure and soft, sweet tannins. A pleasant, long and lingering finish with a splendid, mouth filling aftertaste.
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