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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 for the logger's axe, they are now the genesis of fruit.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by sweet oak and gripping tannins, culminating in vintages of extraordinary flavour and exquisite.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»

Mocandunda Vineyard Fiano 2017 CONFIRM 2017 VINTAGE

Fiano Clare Valley South Australia
The exclusive terroir on which Mocandunda vineyard is planted, was chosen by three of Clare Valley's most knowledgable viticulturalists. Dry grown to the challenging aspects of rocky ranges and slow ripening climes, there's so much, about the virtue around an exquisite, high valley site like Mocandunda, which stimulates the loquacious Fiano and encourages the grapes to bloom into an intensely articulate, character filled wine. A swirl of sweet and savoury flavours, honeyed and nuttyness, grapefruits, apricot and the supple infusions of toasty, mealy lees.
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Case of 12
$287.00
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