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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 branded their Metala fruit as Brothers In Arms. The quality of wine re established Metala as a vineyard of global significance and claimed George Mackay Trophy as Australia's foremost export. Cohorts of the stately Langhorne Creek style will be pleased by the palate weight, structure and seamlessness of Brothers In Arms, grown, crafted and bottled by a family who have been supplying Australians with the most memorable vintages for six generations... The goodly farms of brothers in arms»

Scarpantoni Brothers Block Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
From two blocks of superior vines grown to the McLaren Flat estate, hand planted by the Scarpantoni brothers in the early 1970s. Brothers Block claimed Australia's most illustrious award, the highly coveted Jimmy Watson trophy in 2007. A tremendously well received wine throughout the years, claiming a multitude of prestigious awards. A luscious full bodied Cabernet wine which exudes intense bouquets of blackcurrant and mint, exhibiting a richer more layered style, showing strong regionality and compelling varietal definition.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$215.50
Domenico Scarpantoni worked for Thomas Hardy at Tintara, later becoming vineyard manager for Seaview in McLaren Vale. He was responsible for the contoured vineyards that Seaview were renowned for in the 1960s. Vines on Brothers Block are grown to a terroir of deep, free draining sandy soil over ironstone subsoils which impart a luscious red fruit character and distinctive Cabernet expression to the wine. At harvest the grapes are picked based on their developing flavour profiles and fermented in four tonne batches. All parcels are kept separate throughout vinification, barrel fermented and matured up to sixteen months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads until assemblage.
Deep, ferrous red. A complex bouquet of blackcurrant, mint and spice with hints of sweet, toasty vanillin oak. The palate is soft and round with elegant, well integrated fruit and oak leading to a long, persistent finish. It's big and fruity, stylish and dry, with rich berry fruit flavours, cedary spicy French oak and plush lined tannins. A McLaren Vale Cabernet like no other, the perfect accompaniment to meats and fine cheese.
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