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Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated.. The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
Somewhere near the Seaview end of McLaren Vale's Chapel Hill Road, a perfunctory passerine perched her pincers astride a pair of power poles and saw herself alit. Down she went amongst the dry grown branches of an old Grenache vineyard, setting the valuable veterans ablaze. The scorched site eventually came to the attention of a winemaking trio, the Messrs Leske, Tynan & Cooke, Masters of Wine and a venerable vintner, all driven by a consuming passion to make greater Grenache. Thistledown vintage very small amounts of the most extraordinary Grenache. Beautifully detailed and conspicuously elegant, their floral bouquets and graceful finish emulate the aromatic.. Polly & the pyre to paradise»

Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
Outstanding Langtons Classification. Armagh is amongst the most venerated locations in Ireland. St Patrick built his stone church there on a site where a cathedral still stands. Irish pioneers, settling Valley Clare in 1849, were so inspired by the beauty of the land that they named the rolling hills after their home at County Armagh. Jim Barry planted his 3â…“ hectare property in 1968, with Shiraz clones originally sourced from Israel, it is one of the nation's great vineyards, still managed to the standards and techniques defined by Jim Barry over forty years ago.
Each
$384.99
Dozen
$4619.00
From fruit grown exclusively to one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards, named after the adjoining hamlet of Armagh, yielding less than two tonnes per acre. Armagh Shiraz has achieved extraordinary success and is regarded as one of Australia's great wines. Such is The Armagh site's suitability that minimal intervention is needed to produce rich and concentrated fruit of the rarest qualities. The contour planted, northwest facing vines are planted to grey sands over clay subsoil, is suitably dry farmed. Grapes are all hand picked and vinified in open top fermenters, treated to rack returns and pumpovers, followed by eighteen months in French and American oak and a year or two of bottle age.
Impenetrable, inky crimson colour. Elegant, brooding aromas, highly complex, cranberries and mulberry, boysenberry and mint, underlying rosemary and sage, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper. Firm tannin structure in support of red currant flavours, black cherries and blueberry over a background of truffles and turned earth. The length of flavour and power, while showing restraint and finesse, are what really set Armagh at the zenith of Shiraz.
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  • Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Shiraz
    Clare Valley South Australia
    Case of 12 $335.00