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Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding and black. Best's Great Western endures as one of the new world's most preeminent, yet bewilderingly soft spoken viticultural estates. Just quietly, the wines are.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast, who was very pleased to bottle Hall Gap's fruit behind the exhalted label of Mt Langi Ghiran. Halls Gap joined the tally of Circe estate vineyards in 2013, whence.. Land of the fallen giants»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most precious parcels, once destined.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Katnook Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Coonawarra South Australia
Founder's Block are fashioned to contemporary tastes, ideally for enthusiasts who know their wine and can appreciate the accessability of a drink early, fruit forward style. Coonawarra and Sauvignon Blanc are old mates who've spent many years together, sharing countless weekend overs around the local cricket pitch. Full of lively fruit flavours, refreshingly unwooded and vitally crisp, Founders Block is a soothing Coonawarra elixir, brimming with gooseberry lemongrass characters, underscored by dainty florals and a fine mineral grip.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Pale straw with light green hues. Appealing fresh varietal herbaceous fruit with light tropical tones, hints of lemongrass, citrus and light florals. Attractive fruity palate with subtle herbaceousness, light goosberry and citrus flavours. A delicious, cleanly flavoured wine with zesty lingering fresh acid finish. Ideal with baked cheese nibbles, oysters and shellfish snacks.
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