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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
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»
Long Standing Members of the elite Grange Growers Club, Kalleske's are one of Barossa's leading Shiraz growers, providing fruit from the most memorable vintages to Penfolds for decades. After five generations, Kalleske have begun to reserve the pick of crop for their own label, a highly limited luxury range destined for the most discerning connoisseurs and Shiraz enthusiasts in the know. Kalleske have collated parcels from distinguished vineyards in the ancient hamlets of Moppa and Greenock, Belvedere and Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer, superior old sites which have been husbanded by the same families for generations. Open top ferments, basket.. Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»
Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions,.. Salient statements from superior sites»

Paxton Shiraz Rose CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia
Those who surround themselves in the art and science of viticulture make the greatest contribution to the quality of wine. For three decades, the Paxtons have nurtured their prized McLaren Vale vineyards, some of which are over a hundred years old. It's this level of care and passion for the land that has produced remarkable wine. The quality of fruit marked for inclusion must be nothing short of exceptional. Paxton remains on skins just long enough to be blushed with a chic lipstick hue and infused with a light dose of quenching tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Located southwest of McLaren Vale township, the coastal, relatively cool hilltop Shiraz site consists of predominantly deep alluvial clays layered with seams of river bed gravel and stone. Slightly closer to the coast, the Maslin Beach property is the source of an early ripening Shiraz component. Grapes are harvested as they begin to show the bright, light berry fruit flavours which are just right for Rose. Fruit is crushed and held in contact on skins for several hours. After settling, juices are fermented at cool temperatures as you would for a white wine. A small proportion is vinified in new French oak barrels. The final mix is filtered and bottled early to capture the piquancy of Shiraz Rose.
Medium rose petal red. Fragrant, floral, sweet raspberries, cream and Turkish delight. Bursting with ripe red berries on the palate, lusciously full and fruity, with a clean, lingering back. During the winemaking process, ferments were brought to a stop by the addition of sugars to enhance the fruit driven qualities and enhance complexity. Paxton should be enjoyed while fresh and young.
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