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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 junior and senior, which yield a mere 250 dozen.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
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Chain Of Ponds Amadeus Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaide Hills South Australia
Amadeus Francis Symonds was a local preacher, Justice of the Peace and chairman of Para Wirra district, he took up land at Chain of Ponds in 1848. The first bible christian Methodist services in the district were held at his old farm house, continuing until he laid foundations for the local church. One of the earliest vineyard wineries ever mentioned in the local Adelaide Hills papers, much of the fruit grown to Chain of Ponds has been a component of Penfolds most memorable vintages, the finest parcels are set aside and vinified under the estate's own label.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$191.50
Chain of Ponds was the first major planting in the northern Adelaide Hills. Today the vines are husbanded by one of the regions most eminent growers, planted to salubrious soils and trained to Scott Henry trellis. Grapes for Amadeus are picked off two elite sites at Charleston and Kuitpo, only a small selection of fruit is chosen for inclusion. Grapes are destemmed and cold settled before vinifying in traditional open fermenters, skins and cap are hand plunged and pumped over twice daily. Ferments are completed in a combination of mostly new Fench and American oak, followed by twenty months maturation in same barrels. Amadeus is bottled with minimum filtration and may produce a slight crust.
Deep brick red with an inky hue. Intense blackcurrant, dark chocolate and ripe plum aromas, followed by sensual sweet, nutty oak. Liquorice and earthy overtones continue to mellow after years of bottle age. Flavours of black olive, spice and liquorice give a wonderful mouth feel and lingering aftertaste. The tannins at the back of the palate have developed beautifully and continue to soften. The Cabernet of choice to accompany lamb with tarragon, venison or hare.
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