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Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding and black. Best's Great Western endures as one of the new world's most preeminent, yet bewilderingly soft spoken viticultural.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
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 to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Balnaves Entav Clone Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Coonawarra South Australia
The Balnave vineyards are endowed with some spectacular clones, a hectare each of Entav 338 and 412 Cabernet, Entav 181 Merlot, D3V14 Merlot and a preponderance of the splendid Reynella Cabernet Sauvignon. A further planting of the cavalier Petit Verdot contributes an essential component to the final assemblage. Fruit is treated to cold soaks and inoculation in a large open top fermenter, followed by a spell in new Francois Freres Allier oak barrels. Beautifully perfumed of blueberries, violets and florid cherry ripe, an exhilarating red wine style to accompany cold duck or quail, prosciutto or jamon.
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$173.50
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