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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»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the.. Whence the west was won»
Much of the prized harvests from the Hugo family property are destined for Australia's most esteemed brands, the best parcels however, are reserved and released under the Hugo label. Consistency of quality from vintage to vintage is the objective, making wine from the pick of estate grown fruit makes it a reality. A precious component of low cropped, dry grown old vines fruit, greatly enhances the depth of flavour and overall complexity. A Shiraz of opulence and finesse, opaque and textural, in the style of McLaren Vale's most outstanding vintages, Gold Medals Winner Royal Adelaide & Australian Small Winemakers Show, have your Hugo alongside standing rib, at a.. Headline harvests of hugo»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»

Evans Tate Gnangara Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
The enduring Evans & Tate were at the forefront of Margaret River's rise to international recognition, to this day they are endowed with some of the region's most bountiful Cabernet vineyards. Their viticultural team have trained the resplendent sites to bestow perennially upon the winemakers, vintages of increasing excellence. The best parcels are selected and vinified to a mix of old and new world techniques, to achieve a Cabernet wine with an intensity of flavour in compelling, Margaret River styling.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$179.00
Evans & Tate's vineyards produce ripe, intensely coloured Cabernet berries brimming with bright varietal characters and endowed with soft textures. Prior to picking, grapes are tasted twice weekly to monitor flavour, colour and tannin development. Bunches are harvested throughout the cool of night and early morning, gently destemmed, transferred to static fermenter and cold soaked for several days. Parcels are fermented at 22C to 24C as seeds are carefully extracted and batches thoroughly aerated every eight hours. Upon completion, components are pressed to tank and racked clean off yeast lees, a third of Gnangara is matured in French oak.
Deep purple red colour. Pure Cabernet nose exhibiting briar, fresh blackberry and blueberry aromas ahead of a leafy menthol/spearmint lift. French oak maturation has infused delicate cedar and subtle spice notes. Palate is filled with ripe blueberry and plum, fresh, flavoursome and long with perfectly integrated characters of cedar and toast. Bliss alongside roast beef and crisped potatoes.
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