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The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
There are few family names in the Australian wine industry as eminent and enduring as Glaetzer and Potts, they own and operate many of the oldest and most precious vineyards in Langhorne Creek. John Glaetzer was right hand man to the legendary Wolf Blass throughout the breathtaking sequence of Black Label Jimmy Watson victories. Ben Potts learned his trade at the oldest family owned wineworks in Australia Bleasdale, established by the larger than life Frank Potts in 1858. Ben's great grandfather was the first Langhorne Creek grower to supply grapes to Wolf Blass. The Glaetzer and Potts families have collaborated for decades to achieve many of the nation's.. Vital vintages from the most precious parcels»
Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»

Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Satisfying the growing resurgence amongst enthusiasts of grand Barossa Shiraz, for fully flavoured robust sparkling red wines, Schild are a boutique, father to son estate, who have been releasing vintages of impressive international repute. Sparkling red wines have been a Schild family tradition from the very beginning, the luscious dark berry flavours and elegant tannins of Lyndoch grown Shiraz, make a deeply indulgent effervescent wine that's the ideal match to dressed game or richly liqueured desserts.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
The Schild Estate vineyards sprout Shiraz grown to vines planted by the earliest Barossa settlers. Slightly cooler than its northern neighbour, the southern end of the Barossa Valley is perfect for growing Shiraz vines capable of providing lush, generous fruit, ideal for the production of sparkling Shiraz. A single vineyard wine from a small parcel on the estate Aherns vineyard near Lyndoch, harvested in mid March each year, destemmed and left on skins over several days for extraction. Juices are vinified in open top fermenters and allowed to develop for a year in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. The wine is then put through a secondary fermentation and doseaged prior to bottling.
Dark cherry red, persistent mousse. Rich and inviting aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cherries, chocolate and licorice. Vibrant berry fruits and pepper spice are supported by a soft tannin structure with balanced acid and sweetness giving the wine a fine bead and creamy, elegant mouthfeel. Schild is an ultra fine example of a uniquely Australian winestyle, the finish is fresh, plush and lingering.
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