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Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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»

Majella GPL68 Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
The Lynn family have been Coonawarra locals for generations, the Majella property has long been in family hands. Acquired by George and Pat Lynn in 1960, ostensibly for grazing, it was ultimately established as vineyards in 1968. The House Block was sown to vines in 1971, it remains the source of Majella's most superior single parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon. Treated to a rich course of barrel ferments and extravagance of twenty months maturation in the luxury of new French oak, the countenance of Coonawarra excellence, a mere 200 dozen were made.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$779.50
Majella have received overwhelming international approbation for the superlative quality of their Coonawarra Cabernet from inaugural vintage. The artful winemaking team have dedicated the precious harvest of an elite, single block of distinguished old plantings, to a pure, limited edition bottling, contracting cooperages of the finest French oak barrels. The pick of fruit, hand selected off the most elite copse of Majella vine, are sorted and softly crushed, prepared for a gentle vinification and transferred into new French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments. The wine is then matured twenty months in same barrels, before bottling in the distinctive imported Italian bottles.
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