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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
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»
One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its provenance, power, persistence and depth, $50.99 and drinking sensationally... A principal part of the great grange»

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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