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Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial pebbles and infused by the minerality of quartz schists, the opportune vines yield a small range of wines, made by environmental.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
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, defined by their penetrating fruit and seamless tannins, essential for every enthusiast of identifiably Australian, claret style.. Salient statements from superior sites»

Petaluma Evans Vineyard Coonawarra CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Coonawarra South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with the occasional inclusion of Shiraz or Petit Verdot. One of Australia's most revered red wines, vinified from a backbone of superlative fruit grown to the eminent Len Evans and Sharefarmer Vineyards at the heart of Coonawarra's cigar shaped strip of precious Terra rossa soils. Petaluma employs hand pruning and hand picking, foreign practices in Coonawarra, for an enduring red blend that's now an iconic Australian wine and regional benchmark.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$467.50
Whole bunches are de stemmed, crushed and chilled into Potter heading down board or 1½ tonne open fermenters. The must is inoculated after three to four days cold soak. Potter fermenters are rack and returned each day, the juices are drained away from skins and pumped back up, refloating the cap. Open fermenters are hand plunged twice daily, ensuring the floating cap does not dry out. The sugar dry batches are drained off, skins gently pressed and the combined wine gravity fed with full lees to a selection of seasoned and new, French oak barriques. Upon completion of malolactic, components are rack and returned for an extended term of maturation, followed by the final cull and assemblage.
Deep intense colour. Complex nose expressing blackcurrants and plum alongside cedar, spice, classic leaf characters and graphite. An elegant Coonawarra style, the Shiraz adds a lovely sweet supple middle presence to the palate, important in a young wine. An impressive red wine to decant and to savour, the tannins are soft, sandy and abundant, a big brooding dry red which will sit happily alongside the best Coonawarra vintages.
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