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Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
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Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Short Row is crafted from harvests of intensely flavoured Shiraz grapes, sourced off the best McLaren Vale blocks and from Fox Creek 's own short rows of vine, adjacent to the estate cellars. Short Row boasts an illustrious history of wine show triumphs ever since inaugural release. Endowed with rich and powerful aromas, an amazing palate of blackberry fruit, toast and sweet red berries, all wrapped in velvety soft tannins, culminating with a long and dry, flavoursome finish. The classic McLaren Vale style, it responds well to a course of decanting.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$203.50
The vines on Short Row block are planted for optimal light exposure, translating into yields of the most flavoursome Shiraz grapes. Fruit is vinified on skins for seven to ten days in open fermenters prior to pressing, the majority is treated to a spell of oak barrel fermentation. Parcels are matured in varying proportions of new and one year old French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. Components are selected for inclusion based on fruit intensity and richness, structure and refined integration of oak. While made to drink well upon release, like all good wine, Short Row rewards the enthusiast who will take the time to decant and set aside for breathing.
Deep purple/ crimson hue. Ethereal perfume of nutmeg and musk, cinnamon and vanilla, intertwined with aromas of plum and raspberries, strawberries and red cherry, all sitting on a layer of dusty, smoky toast. Rich fruit driven front and mid palate crammed full of cherries and plum, strawberries and cream. This ball of richness is a hallmark of the style, youthful grape tannins provide a gritty texture and length that will continue to soften and integrate.
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