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The very first blocks of vine planted at Scotchmans Hill, are now in their fourth decade. Set aside for bottling as a range of limited release, single vineyard wines, they represent the first growth of viticulture from the fertile crescent of Port Phillip's western shore. Crafted to traditional old world techniques, very similar to the great Crus of la Bourgogne, they afford the true enthusiast an opportunity to engage with the decadent delights of the greater Geelong, as sampled alongside Gruyere, game and the finest gourmandise... All the best from scotchmans hill»
The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless excellence. Enthusiasts of grand old brands with a provenance and history are advised to avail themselves of a case or two Shiraz from Heathcote.. The alluring case for craven's place»

Mike Press Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaide Hills South Australia
Mike Press knows about red wine, he learned his craft at Penfolds while working alongside the man who created the mighty Grange, before completing tours of duty at Krondorf, Seppelt and Mildara Blass. He also has a good eye for the land, selecting a choice site in Adelaide Hills which yields superior harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon. Such was the quality of fruit grown to the single precious vineyard at Lobethal, that Mike Press received overwhelming critical acclaim and several conspicuous wine show triumphs for his first ever vintage.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$185.00
Mike Press personally planted Cabernet Sauvignon vines on his Adelaide Hills property in 1998, they are all closely managed by the Press family and friends, before being harvested carefully by hand at vintage time. The fruit of his coddled homestead vineyard made history in 2006 when it made the final cut of Australia's most prestigious accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, as an unlabelled cleanskin wine. Parcels of Reynella and CW44 clones Cabernet Sauvignon are treated to a traditional vinification before being filled to a selection of French oak hogsheads for an extended term of maturation.
Bright scarlet purple colour. The nose combines blackcurrant fruit over subtle oak, complexed by varietal Cabernet capsicum and coffee bean notes. Ripe blackberry fruit palate, currant and red cherry flavours, the savouryness of olive and tobacco. Supported by dark chocolate oak and solid, juicy tannins, before a well structured, lingering finish.
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