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Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
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Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Selkirk is a small Scottish border town, ancestral home of Bremerton's Willson family. A source of fruit to some of Australia's most esteemed labels and memorable vintages, Rebecca Willson and her team have taken the quality of their wines to new standards. She keeps the pick of the crop for the Bremerton label. Langhorne Creek Shiraz has long been the secret ingredient to many triumphs on the national wine show circuit. Meticulous vineyard management and controlled yields achieve the quality of fruit that's so central to the creation of Selkirk.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Langhorne Creek is renowned for the annual flooding of Bremer River, which replenishes the rich alluvial soils and contributes enticing eucalypt characters into the wines, courtesy of the ubiquitous gum trees which populate the region. A meticulously managed, hands on viticulture and controlled yields translate into vintages of profound Shiraz wine. Following harvest and a term of cold soak, grapes are inoculated in traditional small batch open top fermenters. Upon completion, Selkirk spends eighteen months in a selection of American oak barriques. A high proportion of new oak, up to a third, enhances palate structure and adds luxurious complexity without masking the quality of fruit.
Deep, vibrant colour. Rich aromas of blackberries, ripe cherry and black plum are complemented by spicy oak, lifted by red currant and pepper notes. An exquisitely balanced palate structure, lined with dark bramble fruit flavours, framed by polished oak and supported by chewy, toothsome tannins. Decanting is advised, Selkirk matches well with the finest haute cuisine.
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