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Somewhere near the Seaview end of McLaren Vale's Chapel Hill Road, a perfunctory passerine perched her pincers astride a pair of power poles and saw herself alit. Down she went amongst the dry grown branches of an old Grenache vineyard, setting the valuable veterans ablaze. The scorched site eventually came to the attention of a winemaking trio, the Messrs Leske, Tynan & Cooke, Masters of Wine and a venerable vintner, all driven by a consuming passion to make greater Grenache. Thistledown vintage very small amounts of the most extraordinary Grenache. Beautifully detailed and conspicuously elegant, their floral bouquets and graceful finish emulate the aromatic.. Polly & the pyre to paradise»
Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
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»
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»

Lake Breeze Winemakers Selection Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Lake Breeze Winemaker Selections are only released in exceptional vintages, when fruit is of the most outstanding quality. The pedigree of Winemakers Selection has been established over a series of blockbuster vintages which have been met with the highest critical acclaim and peer approval. Only the finest barrels are chosen for the final assemblage, resulting in very limited quantities of the most exclusive editions. A national treasure, this velvety rich Shiraz is fashioned from the fruit of vines up to forty five years of age, grown to the Follett family property.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$293.50
The Lake Breeze property is situated along the banks of Bremer River, surrounded by majestic river red gums which overlook the Follett Family Vineyard. The site was established in the 1880s by Arthur John Follett, great, great grandfather of the current family of sibling winemakers and growers. Lake Breeze selects only the best twenty percent of fruit from older vines on the property, up to forty five years of age, to create small batch wines with an amazing depth of flavour. Shiraz is picked at optimum maturity, inoculated and vinified on skins for a eek or more in open fermenters, followed by a lavish maturation in a selection of French and American oak barriques for twenty two months.
Deep scarlet colour. An uplifting nose, showing blackberry, aniseed and chocolate perfumes, milled pepper spice, licorice and vanilla cedar notes. The palate is full and luscious, filled with dark fruit characters, brambleberry, black currant and spiced plum, excellent length of flavour, finely polished oak and the softest tannins. A match to rib steak or succulent braised cheek.
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Lake Breeze is one of Australia's most awarded boutique wineries, achieving an extraordinary level of success in Australian Wine Shows

The Follett family vineyard was established in the 1880's by Arthur John Follett, the great, great grandfather of Greg Follett, the winemaker. The varieties grown on the vineyard include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay, with small blocks of Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot and White Frontignac.

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Lake Breeze winery lies on the banks of the Bremer River and is surrounded by majestic river red gums and overlooks the 80 hectare (200 acre) Follett Family Vineyard. The vineyards are managed by Greg's brothers, Roger and Tim, whom he relies on to provide him with consistently outstanding fruit.

The varieties grown on the vineyard include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay, with smaller amounts of Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Lake Breeze selects only the best 25% of fruit from the older vines for its wines, resulting in a limited crush of only 200 tonne. The majority of the fruit used is carefully selected from old vines - between 30 & 35 years old, with the oldest vines being our 70 year old Grenache.

Langhorne Creek is renown for its full bodied red wines, the grapes have an intense quality due to the location and unique natural influences. Cool afternoon breezes from Lake Alexandrina help to create a surprisingly cool climate, which allows for a longer, more even ripening period. This is coupled with deep, rich alluvial soil, which is deposited by the unique annual flooding of the Bremer River.

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The old vines, which are dry grown, rely on winter flooding of the Bremer River, which emanates from rainfall in the Mount Lofty Ranges between Mount Barker and Callington. The flooding is vital to carry the vines through the dry summer months as Langhorne Creek only receives on average 14" of rain.

Flooding is carried out by utilising the winter flow of the Bremer River, through a system of floodgates and banks, which divert water onto the vineyards. From here it remains for one or two days, until the soil is saturated and is then released onto the neighbouring vineyard.

The well drained soils receive a deposition of silt during the annual floods, which ensures that the fertility remains at a high level. The 'alluvial silty loam soils' allow for excellent water holding capacity, therefore making full use of the winter floods, allowing the vine to carry through the summer months without supplementary water.

?Lake Breeze has been dishing out great value reds for a while. Greg Follett is working hard to build on foundations laid by his father in preceding decades, a winemaker keen to really engage with the region and take the wines to another level." -The Adelaide Review

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