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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 to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most precious parcels, once destined for the logger's axe, they are now the genesis of fruit.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the ground up with a view to achieving limited harvests of the abstruse Bordeaux varietals, only a few hundred cases of good red wine per vintage. Two precious vineyards, located within the elite terroirs of Margaret River's.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»

Geoff Merrill GW Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Coonawarra South Australia
An assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested off three prestigious vineyards, one in Coonawarra for peppermints and violet, black olives and bay, two in McLaren Vale for chocolateyness, bramble and char. Mr Merrill is one of Australia's most peer respected vignerons, a veteran winemaker of our nation's most illustrious brands, an eminent Jimmy Watson winner. He has settled on nothing but the finest, collating the pick of harvest from three superior sites, to be vinified at a grand old wineworks and aged twenty two months under the historic Mt Hurtle cellars.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
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