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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and branded their Metala fruit as Brothers In Arms. The quality of wine re established Metala as a vineyard of global significance and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»

Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Clare South Australia
Whilst Kingston may be the most baronial winemaking estate on the Riverland, each vintage their dedicated team acquire bespoke parcels from well endowed vineyards to make generously flavoured wines which are the essence of South Australia. Cabernet Sauvignon is a style that Kingston do exceptionally well, selection of fruit is second to none and there are no compromises throughout the winemaking. A sensational construct of Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a remarkable depth of flavour, seamlessness and finesse on a length of elegant tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
Harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon are collated from choice vineyards in Coonawarra and Valley Clare, hastily delivered to the estate wineworks at Kingston on Murray. The Coonawarra component contributes great richness of traditional dark fruit flavours, solid tannins and aromaticness, Clare Valley adds elegance and finesse, firmness of structure and a refined finish. Parcels are individually treated to a destemming and crushed into small static fermenters for vinification at 20°C, peaking at warmer temperatures of 28°C to 29°C. Batches are fermented to dry and pressed off skins, separated from the tailings and filled to a selection of French and American oak barrels for a course of maturation.
Deep crimson red, purple hues. Bouquet displays cherry, plum and bramble up front, supported by fragrant violet notes, black olives and tobacco. Medium to full bodied palate, dark fruit flavours, blueberries and leafyness, a well structured, firm but rounded finish on a length of Coonawarra mint and sweet oak. Perfectly paired with red meats, cheeses or tomato pasta.
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