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Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless vines were saved by master Ed Schild from complete annihilation. One of the smallest yielding blocks in the land, Moorooroo.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»

Kirrihill Clare Valley Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
Kirrihill process fruit for some of the great names in Australian wine, as well as smaller local boutique producers who are behind Clare Valley's most praiseworthy efforts. Kirrihill retain the pick of crop for their own label. To create a full bodied style, Shiraz grapes are selected from three distinct subregions of Clare Valley, the Edwards family Ballingarry property in Armagh to the northwest of township Clare, the prestigious Tullymore vineyard to the northeast and eminent Schobers Road site at Auburn near the southern end of the Valley.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
Kirrihill work closely with the best growers to ensure that fruit meets the standards required for the highest quality wines. The parcels are all picked and vinified separately in open top fermenters with regular pumpovers and drain and returns to maximise the extraction of colour, flavour and tannins from the skins. The active wines are pressed off for malolactic and a term of age in a mix of French and American oaks to enhance complexity and soften the tannins. Batches are then assembled to achieve a balance of flavour, regional character and sound structure. The objective being to create a wine which can best demonstrate the captivating charm of the finest Clare Valley Shiraz.
Deep red colour with purple hues. An enticing nose, black pepper notes and berry fruit fragrances are complemented by the lithe cedaryness of oak. The palate is chock full of sweet blackberry and plum fruit flavours, hints of chocolate and exotic spice are supported by a length of elegant tannins and framed by a supple scaffold of integrated oak.
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