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An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography, a number of northeast slopes which catch the early sun yet shade the vines from afternoon heat. A natural endowment of rich Jurassic soils which impart wonderful.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»

Mountadam Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Eden Valley South Australia
A collation of parcels grown to good vineyards in the Eden and Barossa Valleys. The elegance of Cabernet picked off estate vines on the cooler ripening elevated aspects of Valley Eden, coalesce handsomely with the richness of parcels harvested from lower elevations. Open canopy management and moderate yields translate into a generously flavoured wine with lovely fragrances and sleek tannins. Mountadam were amongst the first to recognize Eden Valley as a superior mesoclime for Cabernet Sauvignon, now fully mature, they are now the finest cool climate vines in the land.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon are vinified for a fortnight in open top fermenters while being gently pumped over to treat the fermenting juices back into the skins, extracting flavour and just the right amount of tannins. Upon completion, components are matured in a selection of fine oak barrels to integrate fruit characters and tame the firm Cabernet tannins.
Purple coloured with darker hues. Currants, strawberries and plum seasoned by varietal green leaf characters behind the deep blue berry fragrances. A well integrated palate of lively varietal fruit flavours, black cherry, cassis, cocoa and plums supported by subtle hints of vanillin, tobacco and fennel. A dry, lingering finish with fine cleansing acidity makes Mountadam the perfect match to braised beef and wide ribbon tomato pasta.
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