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Balgownie are one of our nation's great small vineyards, pioneers of the reprise in Bendigo viticulture, with the foresight to establish vines in 1969, the first local plantings in over eighty years. Grown to terrains very near the tailings of Victoria's original gold rush, the auspicious Balgownie vines yield discreet yet exquisite harvests of the most edifying and undervalued Victorian vintages. A bespoke favourite amongst enthusiasts of the old school style in elegant and finely boned Aussie Shiraz, Balgownie represent the essential accompaniment to meaty eggplant inspired recipes, or a princely roast of lamb, the best of.. Balgownie begets the best of bendigo»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
Heirloom Vineyards were born of love. A romance between an esteemed wine judge and his protege, consumated by a shared passion to preserve the integrity of venerable old vineyards. A deference for the sanctity of the soil and adherence to the timeless procedures of organic viticulture, were an integral part of the vision. Their parching quest, to secure some grand old blocks of vine in the elder precincts of Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Barossa and Valley Eden, were followed by years of corrective husbandry, pencil label releases and bespoke vintages. The fostered old vines have now been resurrected, yielding treasured harvests of the most sublime new world.. Serenading sleeping vineyards to life»
There are few family names in the Australian wine industry as eminent and enduring as Glaetzer and Potts, they own and operate many of the oldest and most precious vineyards in Langhorne Creek. John Glaetzer was right hand man to the legendary Wolf Blass throughout the breathtaking sequence of Black Label Jimmy Watson victories. Ben Potts learned his trade at the oldest family owned wineworks in Australia Bleasdale, established by the larger than life Frank Potts in 1858. Ben's great grandfather was the first Langhorne Creek grower to supply grapes to Wolf Blass. The Glaetzer and Potts families have collaborated for decades to achieve many of the nation's.. Vital vintages from the most precious parcels»

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
$269.50
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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