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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and branded their Metala fruit as Brothers In Arms. The quality of wine re established Metala as a vineyard of global significance and claimed George Mackay Trophy as Australia's foremost export. Cohorts of the stately Langhorne.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its provenance, power, persistence and depth, $50.99 and drinking sensationally... A principal part of the great grange»

Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Made by Ben Glaetzer, one of Australia's most respected and consulted winemakers. Glaetzer has accumulated many of the nation's most significant awards, including Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year and the prestigious Qantas Medal. All the of the identities behind Heartland Wines are eminent industry peers. Scott Collett is proprietor of the prestigious Woodstock operation in McLaren Vale. Viticulturalist Geoff Hardy is one of the nation's premier winegrowing specialists and a fifth generation descendant of the great Thomas Hardy.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
From vines planted to sandy loam soils at Langhorne Creek yielding two tons/acre, with a smaller component of fruit grown to grey marl over deep limestone soils. Fruit is crushed into ten tonnes open top fermenters and left on skins to cold macerate for three days prior to inoculation by a Rhône isolate yeast. Maximum ferment temperatures of 26°C encourage tannin extraction while maintaining freshness of aromatics. The wine is pressed to barrel for completion of malolactic then racked and returned into a mix of two to four year old French and American oaks for a year. The finished wine exhibits fantastic colour with fleshy, rounded tannins and impressive structure.
Vibrant ruby in colour. Wonderfully fragrant with a lifted nose of black cherries, mulberry and plums, complemented by spicy oak characters of tobacco and vanilla. The palate displays plummy, blackcurrant jam notes with a hint of mocha. A rich, textural wine, savoury, fine grain tannins and fresh acidity. Match Heartland with a tomato and red wine osso bucco or a grill of rosemary venison saucisson.
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