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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
Gary and Nick Farr are father and son, they make wine together but aren't afraid to go head to head when their opinions differ. Nick grew up amongst some of the world's most sacred vineyards, he knows about the land and found a magnificent little site, barely east of Lake Colac. Irrewarra is the vigneron's shangri-la, prepared for viticulture by generations of grazing and eons of the sobering south sea breezes, which stimulate vines to yield meagre harvests of parched little grapes, sleek of tannin and rich in flavour. Vintaged in excruciatingly limited lots, there are fully two styles of Irrewarra on offer, a grapefruit and oyster shell Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir of pasture and of place, both finished to delight the senses and to excite the most inscrutable palates... It's irrewarra by farr»
An ongoing resurrection of some fabulous old vines, a distinguished Blewitt Springs site and a range of the most spectacular McLaren Vale wines. When Kelly and Bondar acquired Rayner Vineyard in 2013, they knew that everything depended on the management of site and soil to achieve the excellence of wine they had in mind. The most fastidious husbanding regimens and a tightly scheduled evolution towards organic viticulture, the propitious Rayner vines have never yielded finer harvests, all translating into a tour de force across the entire Bondar range. Salient quality and penurious pricing make for a compelling mix. Old vines grown to salubrious soils, the harvest timed to perfection, a precision picking of fruit at just the right hour of day, aimed at capturing and bottling the exquisite expression of place. Bondar's.. Model mclaren macerations»

Mountadam Eden Valley Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia
Mountadam vineyard was planted to a rocky escarpment at the highest, most elevated, southeast edge of the Barossa. Importantly, the aspects which cling to the hillsides and high valleys have been chosen for their true continental climate. Most enjoy warm sunny days and cool evenings. An assemblage of Shiraz from the estate's home vineyard with parcels of fruit grown to good sites lower down the Barossa Valley floor. A rich, soft, drink now expression of Shiraz, Mountadam shows the elegance of the cooler Eden Valley and the traditional richness of Barossa.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
The Mountadam site was selected by founder Adam Wynn for it's myriad of interesting meso climates and geological formations. The two vineyards from the Barossa floor at Greenock Creek and Nuriootpa have had a long association with Mountadam. They are both over forty years old, family owned and have always been hand tended. Fermented over the course of two or three weeks, juices are drained from skins daily and recombined to assist in extracting colour and flavour. Each component is vinified separately and assessed to create a wine which shows a balance of fruit and tannin, alcohol and length of flavour. Mountadam is aged for a year or more in a combination of new and prior use French oak barriques.
A deep red colour with vibrant purple tinges. The primary aromas are of cracked pepper and dark ripe plums with subtle spicy smokiness. Flavours are of cherry, dark chocolate and vanilla, tantalizingly sweet, creamy characters from the oak polishing out the spice, a firm tannin structure and persistent length of flavour.
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