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    Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most consistently outstanding quality, exceptional value wines from Barossa Valley... Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
    Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»

    Fowles Are You Game Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Multi Gold Medals Winner Victorian Wine Show, Royal Melbourne & Sydney Royal!
    Shiraz Strathbogie Victoria
    The Fowles family have been at the centre of Victoria's commerce and development since early settlement. Founders of Bendigo Bank and Fowles Auction Group, they also established the first Victorian winery ever to win Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. The Fowles brand have continued to deliver with the most celebrated editions and memorable vintages, drawing fruit from the pick of their Strathbogie vineyards to be aged in the luxury of completely new oak, the first choice for service alongside flavourful game recipes, suckling pork or lamb.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $179.00
    Fowles Wine own and operate a substantial acreage of vines in the Strathbogie Ranges, their two splendid estate vineyards, Billi and Upton Run, are source of the most decorated wines in the land. Shiraz is harvested March to April and vinified in an impressive suite of sweep arm fermenters at 26˚C, to enhance colour and preserve the incredible fruit flavours, while extracting optimal tannins. Three different strains of yeast contribute unique characters and infuse layers of complexity. Upon completion, batches are filled to an extravagant selection of new French and American oak barrels for a year's maturion. A judicious dash of Dookie grown Viognier adds a beguiling apricot perfume lift. Alcohol 14.0%
    Youthful red colour, purple hues. Aromas of plum, black and green pepper, graphite, apricots, rose petal and subtle oak. The palate is elegantly structured and brilliantly balanced, layers of ripe plum, chocolate and spice, over a length of meaty, velvet tannins, supported by the juicy turkish delights of Viognier and lightly fragrant, tobacco carob oak.
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