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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.. The twin tales of terre a terre»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and.. Celestial wines from southern climes»

Schild Estate Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
By one of the Barossa's most internationally renowned harbingers of fine Australian wine, a big hit in America for all the right reasons. Elegantly structured and seamless, the exploit of quality fruit and skilled winemaking. This vibrant, personable Shiraz is a true expression of Barossa generosity, gracefully endowed with an attractive full bodied palate, showing exceptional balance between quality new oak and judicious alcohol, ripe acids and layers of savoury fruit.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Schild Estate's reputation is built on a commitment to translating the unique tapestry of vineyards into wines that speak of honesty and drinkability. Schild's Shiraz is another fine example of a classic regional style sourced exclusively from vines grown toward the southern end of Barossa Valley and the Schild Estate Angus Brae property. Fully ripened grapes are harvested throughout the cool of night. After crushing the musts are vinified in traditional open fermenters and given extended time on skins to carefully extract the full amount of colour, flavour and complexity. The wine is then treated to an extended maturation in a selection of new and prior use French and American oak hogsheads.
Vibrant, deep rich red colour. A nose of ripe cherries and plum, dark chocolates, christmas cake spice and vanillin undertones derived from the extended maturation in fine oak. A middle palate of vibrant, dark berry fruit is supported by clearly defined yet elegant tannin framework and some balanced acidity to provide structure and length. Long and lingering, bright, aromatic acids and a powerful intensity of fruit.
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