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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»
Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland idylls of the apple isle, that Melick established Pressing Matters, a meagre four hectares of superior European clones Pinot Noir. Mr Melick has come full circle, this.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its provenance, power, persistence and depth, $50.99 and drinking sensationally... A principal part of the great grange»

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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