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At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»
Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
Stephen C. Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. Pannell grew up amongst the illustrious plantings of his parents vineyards at Moss Wood, he established the profoundly artisanal Picardy of Pemberton and found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. Whatever the brand, regardless of vintage, S.C. Pannell's extraordinary wines are all distinct for their remarkable splendour, beguiling multi dimensionalism and breathtakingly seamless complexity... Peerless value by our nation's finest»

Mount Langi Cliff Edge Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Grampians Victoria
Increasingly, Mount Langi are reaping the harvest of some sensational old rootstock, sown decades ago. These cossetted parcels of vine may be challenging to manage but they yield the finest Shiraz in the greater Grampians region. The pick of these younger, albeit fully mature blocks represent a significant inclusion in Cliff Edge Shiraz, delivering the requisite intensity of flavour, concentration and finesse, when assembled around a backbone of Mount Langi Ghiran's most precious old vines fruit.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$197.50
A compilation of Shiraz from the distinguished Mount Langi Ghiran estate vineyards, including a parcel from the illustrious Langi Old Block. Fruit is harvested off vines averaging over twenty years of age, crushed into traditional open fermenters and treated to a fortnight of maceration on skins. A significant proportion of whole bunches are included to introduce complexity and infuse richness of tannin structure. Batches are inoculated to specialist yeasts NT50 and AWRI 796 for a traditional course of old world Pigeage, foot treaded with boots on, throughout the ferments. Upon completion to dryness, components are filled to 228 Litre French oak barriques for fifteen months maturation.
Dark garnet with purple rim. Black cherry, blueberry and mixed spice notes, violet florals in the background. Hints of pepper and soft oak spice are well integrated with the dark lush fruits. Blueberry, cherry and blackberry fruits dominate the palate, beautifully interwoven pepper and spice. Medium bodied silky tannins in perfect balance with the fruits and fine oak. Good length on a spice and savoury finish.
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