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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome.. Big wines from little vineyards»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty.. That's perfect for porterhouse»

Kalleske Old Vine Grenache CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Barossa South Australia
A true hand made wine, crafted in the old world style, fashioned from old bush vines fruit, picked off a single site established 1935, the oldest Grenache plantings on the Kalleske farm. An intense, rich and robust old vines Grenache brimming with stunning perfumes, exotic fruit flavours and highly layered palate, harmoniously balanced upon a solid structure of luxurious oak and well ripened tannins, vintaged and matured under the Kalleske cellars at Greenock in the Barossa.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$287.50
Grapes are selectively hand picked off precious dry grown old vines, planted to shallow sands over light clay sub soils. The old vines deliver harvests of Shiraz grapes endowed by excellent natural acidity, customary acid additions are never required. Grapes are destemmed into traditional open top fermenters and vinified for a fortnight on skins through the action of native yeasts at warm temperatures up to 32C. Gentle hand pumpovers are carried out twice daily for optimal flavour and colour extraction. Upon completion, batches are painstakingly basket pressed and filled to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for eighteen months prior to bottling.
Dark crimson colour. Powerful nose of turkish delights and exotic spice, clove and black fruits, rose petal, licorice and a touch of dark chocolate mint. Solid, full bodied palate with a litany of fleshy dark fruit flavours. Light dusty tannins contribute structure and mouthfeel. Layers of flavour and texture, a complex wine with super long finish.
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