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Much of the prized harvests from the Hugo family property are destined for Australia's most esteemed brands, the best parcels however, are reserved and released under the Hugo label. Consistency of quality from vintage to vintage is the objective, making wine from the pick of estate grown fruit makes it a reality. A precious component of low cropped, dry grown old vines fruit, greatly enhances the depth of flavour and overall complexity. A Shiraz of opulence and finesse, opaque and textural, in the style of McLaren Vale's most outstanding vintages, Gold Medals Winner Royal Adelaide & Australian Small Winemakers Show, have your Hugo alongside standing rib, at a very value.. Headline harvests of hugo»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most precious parcels, once destined.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by their affable excellence, sound structure and pristine, penetrating varietal fruit... Satiations from the nethermost regions»

Longview Yakka Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
Longview Vineyard lies just a little south of the renowned winemaking township at Macclesfield. Originally one of the region's largest dairy farms, the splendid site has now been planted to some of the most auspicious vines in Adelaide Hills. Yakka is a vigorous Shiraz in contemporary styling, flattering oak and piquant spice, lengthy with flavour over a lasting, clean finish. Grapes are all hand picked to minimize any damage, inoculated and vinified on skins in open fermenters, softened by a course of malolactic and treated to fifteen months in a mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Dark brick red in colour. A bouquet of red berries, white pepper and baking spice before hints of darker fruits, coffee grounds, chocolate and plum. A palate of black currant and dark cherry, supported by toasty oak characters, guided by perfectly balanced tannins and culminating in a long clean finish. Excellent drinking alongside grills, crackling boar or game.
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