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An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Côtes du Rhône. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Port Phillip Estate Port Phillip Serenne Block Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Mornington Victoria
Port Phillip Vineyard is quite small at only nine hectares, there are however unique microclimes within the property which make a rather articulate wine. During the harvest of a finer, warmer growing season, the team may set aside fruit fom a half hectare block of older vines, for a limited edition Shiraz of added richness, elocution and depth. Serenne makes a wine of dulcetly aromatic, black plum and mulberry flavours, a measure of vegemite savouryness and the piquancy of spiced game, the tannins are conspicuously tranquil, secure yet serene.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$269.50
The viticulture at Port Phillip is all about maintaining a clean, healthy environment to encourage vines to grow the highest quality grapes. There are never any quotas, a smaller harvest of better fruit is the priority with every vintage, all that's required is respect for the sanctity of the soil and mother nature will take care of the rest. Shiraz grapes are destemmed, a portion remains as whole bunches, into traditional open vats for maceration and eighteen days of wild indigenous yeasts ferment. Batches are filled to seasoned French oak barrels for completion of spontaneous malolactic and sixteen months maturation, bottled without fining or filtration.
Dark purple crimson colour. Fragrant compote of blackcurrants, raspberry and blackberries, a savoury cleave of smoked meats and crushed meadow herbs, supported by the intrigue of barnyard and wet clay. The palate is ripe yet linear, juicy yet sinuous, layered with savouryness and ripe red berry flavours, its graceful earthiness and attractive plumpness complement an elegant tannin line.
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