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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,.. Land of the fallen giants»
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»
Established 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt, who acquired eighteen choice hectares of viticulture at Tanunda along Siegersdorf Road, for the peppercorn price of a pound per acre, Haan endures as one of the Barossa's quietly achieving, arcane old vineyards. Distinguished in the 21st century by a streak of prestigious industry accolades, Australian Wine Producer of Year, Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Blended Red at the illustrious London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Much of Haan's modest production is always retained by the softly spoken estate's most ardent enthusiasts. Shrewd aspirants will also seize the opportunity to retain a case or two of.. Tanunda tradition»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»

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
$251.00
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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