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Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»
Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
Just three kilometres from Young along Murringo Road, planted to a brisk 500 metres above sea level, Grove Estate was originally sown to vines in 1886, by Croatian settlers who brought cuttings from their farms on the Dalmatian coast. Some of these ancient plantings, emigrated at a time when much of Europe was ruled by Hapsburg emperors, remain productive to this day. Newer blocks were gradually established around these priceless parcels, ostensibly with a view to supplying leading national brands. The quality of fruit became so conspicuous that Grove Estate sanctioned industry celebrities from Ravensworth and Clonakilla to begin bottling under their own.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»
Heirloom Vineyards were born of love. A romance between an esteemed wine judge and his protege, consumated by a shared passion to preserve the integrity of venerable old vineyards. A deference for the sanctity of the soil and adherence to the timeless procedures of organic viticulture, were an integral part of the vision. Their parching quest, to secure some grand old blocks of vine in the elder precincts of Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Barossa and Valley Eden, were followed by years of corrective husbandry, pencil label releases and bespoke vintages. The fostered old vines have now been resurrected, yielding treasured harvests of the most sublime new world.. Serenading sleeping vineyards to life»

Delas Crozes Hermitage Des Grands Chemins CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Hermitage France
Crozes Hermitage is the largest of the northern Valley Rhône appellations. Domaine des Grands Chemins is vinified from a complex cépage of grapes which are exclusively Côtes du Rhône. All the contributing vineyard plots lie on a unique geological formation known as Le Chassis at the confluence of the rivers Isere and Rhône. The texture is exquisitely silky and the balance exceptional, Des Grands Chemins pairs well with meats, feathered game or agneau en croute.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$407.50
Crozes Hermitage is the largest of the northern Rhône appellations. Syrah is the main varietal grown, followed by smaller plantings of Marsanne and Roussanne. Fruit for Domaine des Grands Chemins is all hand picked, plot by plot, as grapes achieve optimal levels of ripeness. Batches are cold soaked and vinified in traditional open concrete fermenters. Daily cap punching and pumpovers are employed for maximum extractions over a period of ten to twelve days maceration. Upon completion, the wine is treated to fourteen months maturation in a combination of tank and small Burgundian prior use oak barrels. A regimen of regular rackings introduces the essential aeration to round out the tannins.
Deep coloured, garnet hue deepened by purple tinges. The nose shows seductive whiffs of crushed black fruit, dark cherries, blackberry and currants that evolve in the glass to reveal coffee, delicate oak and smoky notes. Peppercorns and spice add lift and harmony to the richly aromatic palate. The wine is fresh and lively in the mouth, with persistant flavours and good length, true to its origins, solidly built around a structure of solid tannins.
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