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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression.. Big wines from little vineyards»
Crafted from small parcels of single vineyard, Gippsland fruit, treated to the traditional old world regimens of whole bunch and wild yeast ferments. These are a range of new world Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to match the classic Cru La Bourgogne, the cool ripening climes provide the perfect chill to encourage velvet tannins. Home Block Chardonnay, a big burgundian style with weighty palate and outstanding length, driven by powerful orchard fruit complexity, supported by textural and seductive, creamy oak richness. Exclusively Myrtle Point grown Pinot Noir, its bright sassafras, cherry fruit complexity is supported by charming pastoral elegance, a touch of barnyard, French oak sophistication and the soundest structure... All that's good from gippsland »
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Rymill Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
John Riddoch founded Coonawarra in 1890, the list of his accomplishments in the development of Coonawarra as a premiere agricultural region is breathtaking. His descendants were also highly accomplished, among them are polar explorers and scientists, sailors and equestrians. Riddoch's great grandson established Rymill on the very centenary of Coonawarra in 1990. Stately and profound, the definitive Coonawarra Cabernet, displaying benchmark regional style, distinguished yet approachable, decanting is recommended before service.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$335.00
Peter Riddoch Rymill, great grandson of Coonawarra founder John Riddoch was a keen equestrian. He studied Science at Adelaide University and developed new breeds of cattle. He diversified into viticulture in 1968 with an experimental vineyard and pursued studies at oenology before establishing Rymill Estate in 1990. Parcels of choice Cabernet Sauvignon are selected from fully mature vines and treated to a rich barrel fermentation to produce a full bodied, richly flavoured Coonawarra wine. Matured up to two years in a selection of seasoned and new French oak, principally 225 litre barriques from trees planted up to three centuries ago to provide timber for the French navy.
Good intensity and depth of colour. Undeniably Coonawarra with its pleasant dusty character, fresh red fruit aromas and hints of tomato leaf. Incredibly complex and absolutely delectable with flavours of berries, strawberry seed, homemade plum jam, orange peel and savoury spice. Well integrated oak, a slight smoky character and good tannin structure, it ticks all the boxes.
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