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Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most consistently outstanding quality, exceptional value wines from Barossa Valley... Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
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 perfumed, in the mouthfillingly muscular Coonawarra way, the Balnaves brand endures in the tradition of world class vintages grown to Terra Rosa soils, enriched by generations of happy and healthy Coonawarra sheep.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»

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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