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The family Hentschke have been Barossa farming since 1842, they know from good soils and settle on nothing but the finest land. Keith Hentschke chose a special site along Greenock Creek, at the intersection of Gerald Roberts and Jenke Roads, near the ancient winegrowing hamlet of Seppeltsfield to plant vines in the early 1990s. They now yield vintages of the most amazing intensity, saturated with the essence of grand Barossa Shiraz, an international wine industry favourite and a sagacious selection this.. Savour a sip of seppeltsfield»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that have to be experienced... Mornington's westernmost vineyards»

Sons Of Eden Kennedy GSM CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
The topical old vines Barossa cépage of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre, fashioned to a style which would have warmed the hearts of the earliest Barossa settlers. The dominant component of Grenache is picked off an exceptionally low yielding property at Light Pass, originally planted by the Kennedy family in the 1960s. Leo Joe Kennedy husbanded these precious old vines for decades, he knew each planting by name and reserved the pick of fruit for inclusion into many of the Barossa's most memorable vintages.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Two thirds Grenache, sourced off precious sites in the Light Pass and Rowland Flat precincts of Barossa Valley, a quarter of Shiraz from Seppeltsfield and Gomersal, the balance of old vines Mourverdre from Moppa and Light Pass. All components are separately handled, most are sent for a warm vinification in a mix of traditional fermenters at temperatures peaking to 30°C. Grenache and Mourvedre are macerated on skins for ten or two or three weeks before being pressed straight into a selection of seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons. The finished wine is treated to sixteen months maturation on gross solids, without any racking or clarification until the final assemblage. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep crimson colour. Raspberry perfumes, alluring and complex spice notes, chocolates and plum over supple background oak. The palate displays a concentration of red fruit flavours, complimented by sweetly fragrant spice. Soft, velvety tannins persist in support of the palate, finishing on a length of savouryness, licorice oak and bramble notes.
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