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Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
Balgownie are one of our nation's great small vineyards, pioneers of the reprise in Bendigo viticulture, with the foresight to establish vines in 1969, the first local plantings in over eighty years. Grown to terrains very near the tailings of Victoria's original gold rush, the auspicious Balgownie vines yield discreet yet exquisite harvests of the most edifying and undervalued Victorian vintages. A bespoke favourite amongst enthusiasts of the old school style in elegant and finely boned Aussie Shiraz, Balgownie represent the essential accompaniment to meaty eggplant inspired recipes, or a princely roast of lamb, the best of.. Balgownie begets the best of bendigo»
The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»

Elderton Estate Shiraz 2015 CONFIRM 2015 VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Elderton practice a standard of viticulture that's second to none, they treat their fruit to a level of skill and quality of new oak that's emulated by the estate's peers, their most memorable vintages are renowned throughout the world of wine. Elderton collate parcels of Shiraz off a dozen blocks, the oldest dating back to 1949, to be crafted through a combination of new and old world techniques, into an approachable entry level edition, which shares a provenance with some of the great icon Shiraz wines of the world.
Crafted from fruit grown to the Elderton estate Vineyard at Nuriootpa on the banks of North Para River. The balmy Mediterranean climes, auspicious terroirs and restrained use of irrigation, combine to achieve the perfect Shiraz vineyard. Shiraz clones 1654, BVRC12 and BVRC30, are selectively harvested off vines, planted to alluvial over limestone soils and sands, throughout the cool of night at complete physiological ripeness. Grapes are crushed, inoculated and vinified in concrete open top fermenters at 20°C to 28°C for a week, headed down under oak boards. The finished wine is matured two years in a mix of seasoned and new 500 litres French and American oak puncheons.
Vibrant dark purple colour. A nose of black forest fruits, chocolate and subdued vanilla toasty oak notes. A full bodied, rich and classically structured Barossa Shiraz, well supported by propitious tannins and framed by a veneer of new American oak. Its plum lined, bramble and spice flavoured palate, finishes juicy and lingering on a length of chocolatey Barossa fruit characters.
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