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Three British Army officers, in their capacity as agents of the East India Company, established one of Western Australia's first agricultural enterprises in 1836. Named after Captain Richmond Houghton, it was not until Thomas Yule's stewardship that vines were planted and the first vintage of Houghton wine flowed in 1859. Thomas Yule now sources fruit from the eminent Justin Vineyard in Frankland River, a dark ruby Shiraz of lifted liquorice and intense brambleberry, seasoned by piquant pepper notes and supported by showroom tannins. The very elite of Frankland River Shiraz... Artisanal wines of distinguished sites»
Excruciatingly low yields, a ruthless hand sorting of fruit, ferments in new oak barrels and twenty months maturation, Bowen Estate are one of Coonawarra's most prestigious marques, maintaining a standard of excellence which merits inclusion into the highly prestigious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Essential for every enthusiast of stellar quality Cabernet Sauvignon, brought within easy reach this week at the down to earth.. Excellent langtons classification of australian wine»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Frankland River Western Australia
Isolation Ridge are part of a larger wool growing enterprise. The decision to diversify the farm and plant vines came after a tour of French vineyards and two vintages worked at Bordeaux's Chateau Senejac. The Isolation Ridge vineyard is managed to organic viticultural practices which is reflected in the depth and concentration and palate weight of the finished wine. An elegant, tightly knit Shiraz wine that unfolds to reveal opulent flavours and savoury stylishness, the fruit of meticulous care in the vineyard and winery.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$239.50
Shiraz is sourced from mature vines planted to the Isolation Ridge vineyard. The property sits on an undulating north and east facing slope on ancient duplex soils of gravel and loam over clay sub soil. Vines are trained to Scott Henry trellis, enhancing sunlight penetration of the canopy for optimal ripening. Fruit is vinified as long and as slow as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 30C in open pot fermentation tanks, allowing the cap to be worked by plunging and gentle pump overs. An extended maceration is employed for optimal extractions. The finished wine is aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, contributing textural complexity without compromising the opulent natural fruit flavours.
Bright red plum. Concentrated aromas of plum and red pepper, an earthy dusty ironstone character. Intense flavours of red cherries, chocolates and plum, complemented by savoury complexity and structure with subtle oak integration supporting the long and fine palate. An elegant, stylish and tightly knit wine that unfolds to reveal opulent flavours, savoury undertones and the dusty, earthy character of Frankland River.
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