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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the bees play a pivotal role in achieving a harvest of the most personable grapes. The ultimate quality of the.. Whence the west was won»
The 1890s brought boom years to the nascent Aussie wine industry, as connoisseurs throughout Europe and the Empire were introduced to the Dionysian delights of new world Claret by Tyrrell, St Huberts and Wirra Wirra. An enterprising family of Scots took heed of the times to plant grapevines on a uniquely auspicious block in Valley Clare, they called it St Andrew and produced forty vintages of the most sensational quality Claret until the 1930s. The Taylor family acquired the fallow farm in 1995 and brought St Andrew's vines back to life. The treasured block endures as home to the flagship range of Taylor wines, one of the most distinguished vineyards in all Australia. St Andrew's Cabernet was adjudicated by Union de la Sommellerie Française as Best Cabernet.. *according to the french»

Serafino Sharktooth Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
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Serafino Maglieri arrived in McLaren Vale 1968, partnered with his father who was working at Pirramimma and founded one of the McLaren Vale's leading wineries

From picking, pruning and cellar hand work to planting his own vineyards and building his first winery, Steve has enjoyed great success. In 1965, the father and son team bought 40 hectares of McLaren Vale scrub and set about the task of clearing it and planting vines. In 1972 Steve started his own winery Gully Wines, which he renamed Maglieri Wines in 1977. Steve wanted to create distinctive and characterful McLaren Vale wines and established his own style. The quality of wines improved steadily and by the early 1990s Maglieri was well positioned at the top of the McLaren Vale ladder. One of Serafino’s greatest achievements has been sensational success at the International Wine Challenge in London. Twice the Maglieri Shiraz beat all comers and was voted Best Shiraz of the Competition.

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Maglieri was crowned Bushing King on two occasions, also winning the Trophy for Australia’s Best Shiraz in the 1997 Great Australian Wine Challenge he became internationally acclaimed after winning the Trophy for the Best Shiraz and Red Wine of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge. The success continued with the 2002 Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon winning Australia’s Cabernet of the Year in the Winestate Wine of the Year awards. The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded Best Cabernet Advertiser Top 100, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon winning the Bushing King Trophy and 2007 Cabernet again voted Best Cabernet in the Advertiser Top 100. Today the Serafino vineyards have expanded to 300 acres of prime McLaren Vale land and a new state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production.

The modern Serafino estate and wineworks are set in the picturesque grounds of a resort complex which now boasts a newly refurbished restaurant overlooking Lake McLaren. Considered one of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia, McLaren Vale has gained an international reputation for producing wines with intense flavours and distinctive characters.

Nestled between the sea and the hills, enjoying a Mediterranean climate, the growing seasons of serafino's vineyards can be compared to parts of southern Europe. The moderate weather and pristine environment contribute to the production of the outstanding Serafino wines which express the unique qualities of the region.

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Serafino can rely on his dedicated growers and skilled winemaking team to create McLaren Vale's most generously flavoured wines. The quality of fruit is paramount and Serafino's vineyards are idyllically positioned on the region's best soils. The highest standards of viticulture and sustainabale land management practices are crucial to the quality of wines.

Serafino's multitude of awards and accolades would not be possible without a fabulous team whose dedication, work ethic and attention to detail ensures success. The inspirational team includes cellar staff, vineyard managers, the highly skilled and passionate growers of McLaren Vale and a meticulous army of fruit pickers. Serafino's vineyards have expanded to three hundred acres of prime McLaren Vale viticultural assets, fruit is vinified in a state of the art winery, purpose built for small batch production. The best grapes are set aside after harvest and treated to a crush and cold soak, inoculated to choice strains of yeast and vinified with a view to creating intense wines which are treated to maturation in the finest French and American oak barrels.

Serafino is proud that his new winery, products, winemakers and brand portfolio are getting the acknowledgement they deserve. With a wide range of distinctive wines, Serafino is well known for being character filled and at the forefront of winemaking in the McLaren Vale region. Serafino makes wines that are a tribute to his Italian ancestry, soft and mellow wines at their very best. Serafino is able to offer an extensive range from 300 acres of vineyards, including the flagship Serafino Sharktooth label, Serafino and Sorrento ranges, Goose Island and Bellissimo. Take a chance, taste and enjoy, you will not be disappointed!

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