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Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by.. Small batches of beechworth's best»

Grant Burge Benchmark Cabernet Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa South Australia
The sacred Aussie accord between Shiraz, Cabernet and the Barossa. All Grant Burge red wines are vinified at the illustrious Illaparra wineworks, proudly displaying their Barossa provenance on every bottle as an assurance of integrity. All Grant Burge vines are spoiled with attention, pruned, cropped and encouraged to achieve maximum development of varietal characters in the fruit, the magic grail of good flavour, judicious acids and ripe, supportive tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$167.00
A wine of pure Barossa fruit by a master who loves Cabernet Shiraz and is devoted to his valley home. Vines are encouraged to allow maximum development of varietal characters and concentration of flavour. Fruit is picked at complete ripeness from Burge’s own estate vineyards and those of distinguished Barossa growers. Grapes are crushed, de-stemmed and fermented over the course of a week, pumped over daily for optimal extractions. Free runs and pressing are racked and returned for deep colour and sound structure, followed by a term of age in a selection of the finest seasoned oak barrels.
Dark red in colour, vibrant purple hue. A rich, ripe style packing a big punch on the aroma, complex fusion of ripe plum and cassis, spiced cherry fruit characters, vanillin oak, subtle milk chocolate sweetness, leather and cedar notes. The palate is luscious, full bodied fruit flavours fill the middle, with hints of licorice, plum and subtle vanilla cream. Finishes to fine, silky tannins and a lingering fruit driven finish.
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