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Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to enthuse curio and cognescenti alike... Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»

Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz Grenache CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Grenache Barossa South Australia
Wallace is the ancestral name of Colin Gaetzer's wife, whose family hail from the old market town of Cupar in Fife. Judith's Celtic ancestry is reflected in the three elements of the Wallace label, a thistle, the cross and the arcane Celtic knot. Wallace takes on the traditional Barossa mix of Shiraz and Grenache in a thoroughly modern way. Few winemakers understand old vines fruit as well as Barons of the Barossa Ben and Colin Glaetzer, as they fashion Wallace into a comforting and indulgent mix of old world charm, dark forest fruits, cigarbox and spice.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
From a small sub region of the northern Barossa Valley called Ebenezer. The viticulture is standard single wire, with permanent arm and rod and spur. Plantings aged sixty to eighty years are trained onto a trellis for ease of pruning, harvest and disease/ frost control. Vines are subject to smart canopy management, daily monitoring of fruit quality and flavour development is essential. Parcels are harvested separately in short breaks. Glaetzer know that Grenache does not handle oak well, choosing to vinify and mature the Grenache in fermenters to retain freshness and animation of fruit. The Shiraz component is aged sixteen months in a selection of two to three year old French and American oak hogsheads.
Deep garnet red. Rich, peppery old vine Shiraz dominates, a hint of of dark cherry from the Grenache contributes an attractive floral lift to the nose. The palate is rich and full yet supple and fresh, Shiraz provides backbone, body and flesh, Grenache brings complex tannins and fresh acidity, while adding soft, vibrant juiciness. Textural tannin components are supported by lively notes of plum and hints of cassis.
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