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Established 1968 by Word War II flyer Egerton E.S Dennis, on ninety acres of McLaren Flat along the prestigious winegrowing terroirs at Kangarillla Road, the Dennis family pioneered the production of Mead alongside colleague and enthusiast John Maxwell. Dennis initially sold his harvests to some of Australia's most eminent brands before founding his own label in 1971,with the object of converting the high quality fruit into pure, estate made wines. Since establishment, Dennis Wines have collected hundreds of medals at national and international wine shows, twice claiming the revered Bushing King awards for best wine at the McLaren Vale Winemakers Exhibition. A.. Dennis of kangarilla road»
The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
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.. The alluring case for craven's place»

Mitolo 7th Son Grenache Sagrantino Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Sagrantino Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Fashioned from the pick of parcels, a collation of deep, dry farmed old vines grown to deep Blewitt Spring sands, conjoined with harvests from the balmy Biscay clays on the coast of Gulf St Vincent. Grenache plays the leading role, a dark cherry lift with a seductive mid palate, Shiraz contributes juicy mouth feel, dark fruits and earthy olive tapenade characters. Sagrantino, adds beautiful dry earth, cigar box-like savoury lift with those signature tannins giving a drying, snappy finish.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
Grenache is picked off parcels of gnarly bush vines at Blewitt Springs in the the northern Vale, Shiraz and Sagrantino parcels are sourced further south from the eminent Lopresti Vineyard, just east of Port Willunga. Varietal components are separately handled, destemmed without crushing and pumped over daily throughout a course of cool temperature ferments, aimed at optimal extractions of flavour and tannin, while preserving the dominance of fruit. Batches are filled to a selection of seasoned French oak barrels for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation before assemblage. The final inclusion of Lopresti Vineyard Sagrantino, contributing structure and enhancing complexity.
Bright ruby/purple. Bramble herbs and cracked black pepper, underpinned by earthy, dark fruit characters, satsuma plum, black cherries and liquorice. Lifted anise, nutmeg and dark fruit palate, crushed pepper and mixed spice, a dense and multilayered wine that retains freshness, while articulating the savouryness of the mix, richness and vibrant fruit.
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