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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 Cabernet, generously proportioned Malbec, august Chardonnay and mesmerising Riesling, all representing essential drinking and salient value, for every learned west coast gourmande in the.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Heirloom Vineyards were born of love. A romance between an esteemed wine judge and his protege, consumated by a shared passion to preserve the integrity of venerable old vineyards. A deference for the sanctity of the soil and adherence to the timeless procedures of organic viticulture, were an integral part of the vision. Their parching quest, to secure some grand old blocks of vine in the elder precincts of Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Barossa and Valley Eden, were followed by years of corrective husbandry, pencil label releases and bespoke vintages. The fostered old vines have now been resurrected, yielding treasured harvests of the most sublime new world wine. Recipients of prestigious Platinum Award & Best Shiraz Trophy Sommelier International, Double Gold China Wine & Spirit, Gold USA and San Francisco International, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay of Year and Best Barossa Wine of Show, the fruit of prodigal sites has been rejuvenated, to a measure of merit that's.. Serenading sleeping vineyards to life»

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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