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Just outside the Gippsland town of Leongatha, a few minutes down the road from the hallowed grounds at Bass Phillip estate, ten precious acres of exceptional terroir were planted in 1990, to artisanal clones of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. The propitious easterly aspects make the most of morning sun, an auspicious bequeath of fertile Ferrosols oblige the rootstock and infuse the fruit, while reducing the vigor and rationing the harvest. Lucinda Estate was never established as a producer of scale, its scant yields were always destined to be in pursuit of stunning Syrah and the perfect Pinot. Victoria's Gippsland is a place of paradise for vintages in the.. A glimpse of the gippsland grail»
Marlborough viticulture owes much to the import of emigres from war torn Europe. Many were skilled fruit growers while others were passionate winemakers. They quickly discovered the magical affinity between aromatic white varietals and the mistral valleys of Te Wai Pounamu... Match a meal with maria»
W. J. Seabrook & Son have been a part of the Australian wine industry since 1878. Many an ancient storefront, right across the country, are still emblazoned with the family label. Fifth generation vigneron Hamish Seabrook drew inspiration from time well spent at other illustrious estates, establishing his own personal repute as a distinguished winemaker during tours of duty at Bests Great Western, Brown Brothers Milawa and the Barossa's exalted Dorrien. A key to the long lived excellence of the Seabrook trademark has been a canny selection of exceptional vineyards fruit. Hamish hand chooses his harvests from the finest vineyards in the land, just as his.. Salutations to seabrook»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

Kaesler Bogan Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Viognier Barossa South Australia
The first Kaesler Vineyards were established circa 1893, the Bogan Block at Marananga was planted in 1899. Kaesler are the grateful custodians of these marvelous old vines, which have seen the federation of a nation, two world wars and several generations of blood sweat and tears. The amazing quality of fruit from Bogan are combined with parcels from Kaesler's 1965 Nuriootpa block, planted to the same clonal material as the precious Old Bastard vineyard, crafted to form a synergy between the finest Barossa Shiraz and quality new oak.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$323.50
Soils are quite different at Marananga, consisting of sandy loam, followed by clay with limestone thinly dispersed. This tends to give the wine more blue fruit characters and lift combined with the intensity of the old vines. Bogan is vinified over a range of 28C to 30C before being transferred to oak for the completion of malolactic and a term of maceration on skins, followed by pressing to barrel. The wine is topped regularly and treated to another racking, matured thirteen months in a combination of new and seasoned Allier and Vosges French oak barriques. Kaesler try not to bother the wine unless it needs assistance, the Bogan is bottled without fining or filtration. Alcohol 15.0%
Dense, deep garnet, dark purple colour with vibrant edge. Blueberry and blackberry, coffee and dark chocolate over spicy oak. A feint edge of wild herbs, tarragon and oregano. Fantastic black fruit drive and power, whilst showing restraint and structure. Great acidity, flavours of mocha and supple, silky smooth tannins, great focus and length. The classic and enduring old vines Barossa Shiraz, expansive depth and breadth.
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