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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»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Moet & Chandon originally acquired the Green Point property, an old dairy farm at Coldstream along Maroondah Highway, with a vision of establishing a prestigious Australian label. Set in the verdant hills of Victoria's propitious Yarra Valley, Domain Chandon continue to over deliver, completely dedicated to the production of the finest quality, cool climate table wines. The excellence of their renowned sparklings are due in no small part to the quality of the estate's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A regimen of extravagant Burgundian techniques, achieve a range of superlative Yarra Valley table.. These old yarra valley vines are just getting better»
Coonawarra cattle graziers since 1906, the Reschke family turned some of their land over to viticulture in the 1980s. Such was the quality of Reschke fruit, that it became an essential inclusion for some of Wynn's most memorable vintages and a number of national icon wines. Reschke now keep the pick of crop for their own label, the most princely harvests of Coonawarra Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, characterised by their defined regional eloquence and ingratiating palate weight. The fruit of vines, planted to iron red terra rosa soil and nourished by the fertile plenitude from generations of grazing cattle, for every ardent enthusiast of born and bred, baronnial.. Reschke red, born & bred»

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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