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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Balgownie are one of our nation's great small vineyards, pioneers of the reprise in Bendigo viticulture, with the foresight to establish vines in 1969, the first local plantings in over eighty years. Grown to terrains very near the tailings of Victoria's original gold rush, the auspicious Balgownie vines yield discreet yet exquisite harvests of the most edifying and undervalued Victorian vintages. A bespoke favourite amongst enthusiasts of the old school style in elegant and finely boned Aussie Shiraz, Balgownie represent the essential accompaniment to meaty eggplant inspired recipes, or a princely roast of lamb, the best of.. Balgownie begets the best of bendigo»
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.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
Somewhere near the Seaview end of McLaren Vale's Chapel Hill Road, a perfunctory passerine perched her pincers astride a pair of power poles and saw herself alit. Down she went amongst the dry grown branches of an old Grenache vineyard, setting the valuable veterans ablaze. The scorched site eventually came to the attention of a winemaking trio, the Messrs Leske, Tynan & Cooke, Masters of Wine and a venerable vintner, all driven by a consuming passion to make greater Grenache. Thistledown vintage very small amounts of the most extraordinary Grenache. Beautifully detailed and conspicuously elegant, their floral bouquets and graceful finish emulate the aromatic.. Polly & the pyre to paradise»

Mollydooker Boxer Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Mollydooker own and operate the most spectacular vineyards, choice sites along the golden mile of McLaren Vale's sainted Seaview Ridge. The closely husbanded Mollydooker vines are sustainably managed and a true labour of love for the viticultural team, proprietors Sarah and Sparky have refused the temptations of enrichment to preserve the integrity of their peerless quality fruit. They have been thrice crowned with the prestigious Bushing King Award, claimed Australian Winemakers of Year and a breathtaking 99 Wine Advocate points.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$323.00
Mollydooker take a highly scientific yet artisanal approach to winemaking and viticulture, employing a patented Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme™ and Marquis Fruit Weight™ system. Fruit is treated to a week of ferment at temperatures as low as 14°C, closely cap managed and imperatively tasted thrice daily. Batches are pressed while still sweet at five degrees of baume sugar level, into oak barrel for completion and a course of malolactic, an extravagant process which infuses and optimally consolidates the wine. Oak treatment is taken very seriously, working closely with World Cooperage and Heinrich, to develop barrels which are unique to the Mollydooker style.
Dark scarlet red. Red currants and licorice spice nose, intense black fruit notes, syrup, pitch and fertile loam. A double punch of fruit to the palate, cherry, red berries and plum flavours develop beautifully into spices and licorice, chocolates and cream. The soft tannins and underlining structure contribute amazing depth and lusciousness.
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