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The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the excellence and eloquence which can be achieved after generations of husbanding one of the world's most instrumental yet abstruse wine.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie et sauvage, barrel ferments and batonnage. Bellvale remains artisanally small batch, just.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

Mike Press Adelaide Hills Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
The top contender for the most exceptional value in outstanding yet underrated Australian red wine. Mr Press planted vines on a choice piece of Adelaide Hills in 1998, with a view to retiring off the fruit of decades of viticultural experience. The uncanny synergy between Mike Press and the Adelaide Hills yields a remarkable quality of Shiraz, which has claimed a breathtaking tally of international wine show accolades, Best Wine under $20 at the Edinburgh Great Shiraz Challenge, Best Shiraz and Best Wine at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$191.00
Mike Press is one of the industry's most peer respected winemakers, he knows Shiraz very well, having learned his trade from the man who invented Penfolds Grange. Press established his Kenton Valley vineyard in 1998 with the intention of supplying other wineries. A dedicated and uncompromising professional through and through, Mike sourced Shiraz rootstock from a highly distinguished old site at Springton, off vines ninety years of age. Mike Press remains hands on throughout the entire winemaking process, from pruning in the vineyard until bottling. He enlists help from family and friends, but his own personal attention to detail has achieved the establishment of a truly great Adelaide Hills vineyard.
Deep ruby colour. Penetrating nose of anise and spiced plum, raspberry and violets, caraway and gum. A velvet palate that's loaded with intense fruit flavours, festive cake and dark cherry notes, a wonderful red berry acid line keeps everything vital. Seamless background oak and crisp tannins all the way to a gracefully lingering finish.
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