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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»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to grow world class wine. Vineyards thusly planted around the Goulburn billabongs, came to be known as Mitchelton. Now a half century.. Barriques between the billabongs»

Lightfoot Sons River Block Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Merlot Gippsland Victoria
River Block is planted to a gentle easterly slope of rich red terra rosa soils over a limestone bluff alongside the Mitchell River, an opportune terroir that's heaven sent for the realization of world class vintages Shiraz. Grapes are all selectively hand picked and gently destemmed into small open fermenters, hand plunged twice daily and treated to a hundred days of maceration before filling to an extravagantly high proportion of new French oak. Magnificently balanced, seamless and profound, little more than a hundred dozen can be made each vintage.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$257.50
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