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Planted to the tranquil Shangri-La of a sun warmed slope in Yarra Valley, TarraWarra was established 1983 by the founders of the Sussan and Sportsgirl brands. Philanthropists and patrons of the arts, Mr and Mrs Besen, AO and AO respectively, took a highly aesthetic approach to the pursuit of viticulture. Healthy soils and happy fauna were the means to an end, good wine comes from a sound ecology, but great wine needs the inspiration of a holistic engagement with the arts. It is here at Healesville that habitues can savour the Sauvignon while immersing themselves amongst the work of our national masters. A costly collection of canvas by our merry Messrs Boyd.. Take the trek to tarrawarra»
Josef Chromy OAM escaped from war torn Czechoslovakia as a penniless 19 year old in 1950, he fled across minefields, evading soldiers and killer dogs, ultimately finding a new home in the lucky country. Chromy has been a long standing principal in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he established Tasmania's leading brands, including Bay of Fires, Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76 years young, he launched his namesake label, planting one of the apple isle's most stately vineyards and gazetting Tasmania's most compellingly stylish range of wines. Chromy's sensational vintages are as conspicuous for the uniqueness of their character as they are for their.. Tasty treats from the apple isle»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»

Katnook Founders Block Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Founder's Block are made from fruit grown to fine vineyards, planted to rich Terra rosa soils at the heart of Coonawarra. Katnook are one of the most conspicuous winemakers in Australia and retain many of Coonawarra's most prestigious sites. The award winning team earmark parcels of choice Shiraz grapes with vibrant regional expressions to construct an affable wine that's ideally suited to early drinking. Laden with raspberry and plum flavours, seasoned by pepper and spice, gentle oak notes of choco and vanilla add complexity and depth.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
Katnook's vineyards span 330 hectares in the heart of the comparatively small and remote Coonawarra winegrowing region. Katnook retain some of the best sites in Coonawarra and are well positioned to allocate the most appropriate parcels of fruit to suit each unique style of wine. Founder's Block is styled for everyday drinking, fully accessible to lovers of fine wines exploring the fruits of Coonawarra. Grapes are picked in peak condition after fully ripening to intense flavour profiles. With the aim of retaining the bright varietal fruit characters, Founder's Block is treated to a light oak maturation, parts are filled to a selection of seasoned French and American oak barrels for ten months maturation. Alcohol 13.5%
Deep plum, purple hues. Bursting with dark cherry and red berry fruit aromas, subtle spice notes of white pepper and cinnamon. Gentle oak, sweet vanilla and mocha subtly complement the attractive aromas. A generous depth of ripe fruit flavours over fine and subtle oak undertones, showing an attractive combination of bright red berry, pepper and liquorice, subtle oak maturation flavours, a rounded, elegant mid palate finish.
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