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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also fortunate to take their pick of properties in Adelaide Hills. To wit, Charles (Chilly) Hargrave's distinguished old vines at Summerton and a highly opportune slice of a slope on the lofty altitudes of Piccadilly Valley. It is here within the cooler climes where Xavier Bizot has found a terroir to emulate the Grand Cru of Vallee de la Marne & Montagne de Reims. Simply stellar harvests, where vigneron de Champagne met the gifted grower from Adelaide... The twin tales of terre a terre»

Glaetzer Amon Ra CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
From a canon of distinguished, ancient vine blocks of Shiraz in the Barossa hamlet of Ebenezer. The eye of Horus is represented as a figure of six parts, corresponding to the six senses, touch and taste, hearing and thought, sight and smell. Ben Glaetzer takes aim at balancing the extraction of all the elements into this flagship Barossa Shiraz, rather than endeavouring to maximize them. The fruit holds such powerful expression that focus must be brought to bear on preserving the characteristics of outstanding old vines Shiraz.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$479.50
Amon-Ra is the king of all gods. The temple of Amon-Ra was the first in history to contain a monoculture vineyard. Rameses III lists over five hundred vineyards belonging to the temple of Amon-Ra. With minimal intervention, Ben Glaetzer makes elegant wines which are regarded as classics. From exclusively dry grown Barossa Shiraz vines, fifty to a hundred and thirty years of age, grown to prestigious Ebenezer sites. Vinified in one and two tonnes open top fermenters, hand plunged thrice daily. A portion completes ferments and malolactic under oak. The assemblage is matured sixteen months on lees in a combination of exclusively new, mostly French oak hogsheads.
Deeply saturated scarlet colour. Amon-Ra shows the hallmark richness of Glaetzer flagship Shiraz, exhibiting singular intensity and perfume, taking aromatic expression to another level. A wine of freshness and refinement, great purity of fruit and firm but fine tannin structure with ageability, a Shiraz of great structure and remarkable power.
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