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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also fortunate to take their pick of properties in Adelaide Hills. To wit, Charles (Chilly) Hargrave's distinguished old vines at Summerton and a highly opportune slice of a slope on the lofty altitudes of Piccadilly Valley. It is here within the cooler climes where Xavier Bizot has found a terroir to emulate the Grand Cru of Vallee de la Marne & Montagne de Reims. Simply stellar harvests, where vigneron de Champagne met the gifted grower from Adelaide... The twin tales of terre a terre»

Scarpantoni Brothers Block Cabernet Sauvignon 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
$221.50
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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