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Planted to a steep north facing slope, under the shades of an ancient sawmill, very near the estuaries Mersey and Don, the measured yields of an elite little vineyard are hand picked for vinification by the illustrious Josef Chromy wineworks at Relbia. Highly specialised with the effusive sparkling styles and aromatic whites, winners Winestate Alternative Varietal of Year, the barriques of Barringwood are percolating parcels of Pinot Noir, which are setting a benchmark for the artisanal boutique estates of Devonport and greater Launceston. Barringwood are grown within a unique mesoclime, the longest growing season in Tasmania, each bottle is remarkable for its.. Ardour of affection on the apple isle»
Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also.. The twin tales of terre a terre»
Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Katnook Estate Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Exactingly crafted from fruit grown to distinguished vineyards by a devoted winemaking team, with a philosophy that reflects the tradition of Coonawarra, Katnook Shiraz will be found on some of the best wine lists and in some of the finest cellars around the world, often with several vintages. Coonawarra produces outstanding vintages, Katnook captures the elegance and underlying power of cool climate Terra rosa Shiraz. Fine grained tannins enhance the lingering savoury fruit flavours.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$245.50
Katnook have accumulated many awards over the years, receiving the coveted Jimmy Watson in 1986. Katnook Shiraz displays exemplary varietal character, sound palate structure with a subtle richness, excellent colour and fine soft tannins. Fruit is picked at optimal ripeness, having developed excellent varietal definition, generous flavours and fine balance between natural sugars, acidity and tannins. The subtle oak lets the fruit speak for itself, It's delicious notes of spice and pepper give away its cool Coonawarra origins whilst adding to the complexity. Matured fifteen months in a selection of seasoned French and American 225 litre oak barriques and 300 litre hogsheads. Alcohol 13.5%
Deep plum red colour. Attractive raspberry fruit highlighted by subtle sweet oak notes, intricate complexity, licorice, spicy plum and black pepper enhanced by vanillin chocolate oak. Richly layered palate of ripe fruit flavours, complex spice and oak. appealing raspberry and plum, over underlying licorice and sweet spices, combined with vanilla and chocolate oak maturation characters.
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