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Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing.. The wonderful wines of wicks»
Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Penfolds Max Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz South Australia
Penfold's inviolably high standards of quality have achieved international acclaim for a distinguished lineage of famous winemakers and memorable vintages. Drawing fruit from the finest vineyards, Penfolds fashion a deeply flavoursome yet forward drinking Shiraz that's in fine form. Max Schubert’s constant pursuit of excellence paved the way for all the eminent Penfold winemakers who followed in his footsteps. A contemporary rendering of the timeless Penfold style, Max is a fruit driven wine, delicately framed by background oak, generous in flavour and refined.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
One of the top winemaking estates in the world in terms of quality, brand awareness and product range, the consistency in the quality of Penfolds is recognised worldwide. Penfold are predominantly a South Australian winemaker, sourcing Shiraz from their own prestigious vineyards and the pick of independent growers, many of whose families have supplied grapes to the Penfold company for generations, including distinguished member families of the elite Penfolds Grange Growers Club. Designed as an early drinking Shiraz, the ferments are filled to a selection of seasoned American oak barrels for a year's maturation.
Vibrant ruby red. Vanilla custard nd sweet spice combine, nutmeg and cinnamon, ginger and pastille. A palate of ripe juiciness, black cherries and blood, Tiramisu creaminess, the coffee, dark and milk chocolate complexities of American oak. Italian spice and tannins appear, a silky seamlessness and palate expansion, the flesh and meatyness of plum resove an a polished, gloss and sheen finish.
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