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Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
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.. The fruit of vines established 1836»

Leasingham Bin 56 Cabernet Malbec CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Clare Valley South Australia
Leasingham retain many precious vineyards in Valley Clare, well positioned to make the most definitive regional wines. Bin 56 is steeped in history, an exquisite accord of Cabernet Malbec that exhibits all of the virtues which have established Leasingham as one of the nation's most enduring marques. Bin 56 expresses the suppleness and elegance of the Clare Valley style, a refined yet solidly structured Cabernet wine, displaying excellent varietal lift and a concentration of dulcet fruit characters, held together by refined, elegant tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
Since 1912, the Knappstein family have been central to the management of the estate's Clare Valley vineyards. Since 1984 when the production of Stanley casks was moved to New South Wales, Clare Valley Leasingham has been free to concentrate on the production of superior wines. Rich soils and cool, moist conditions are perfect foundations to grow the finest fruit, Clare Valley is renowned throughout the world for Australia's most regionally articulate Cabernet wines. Cool and even ripening conditions encourage grapes to concentrate their flavours while developing refined, elegant tannins. The finished wine is treated to a term of age in a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barrels.
Ruby red colour, purple hues. Lifted aromas of red and black berries with hints of chocolate and cedar spice. The palate is medium bodied, a rich mouthfeel is underpinned by focused and fine grained tannins. Bin 56 is brimming with ripe red berries and cassis flavours, supported by dark chocolate and cigar box notes before a long, lingering finish. Perfect with Moroccan lamb, osso bucco, or spicy gourmet sausages.
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