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Old Richmond Gaol was one of Diemen Land's first prisons, built by the convicts themselves, of good old fashioned granite blocks, laboriously hauled in wooden hand carts and quarried from the ominously monikered Butchers Hill. Today, Butchers Hill is the site of the steepest sloping vineyard in Coal River Valley, invigorated by afternoon sea breezes and prevailing winds from the roaring forties, its highly auspicious, self mulching black Vertosols, yield extraordinary wines. Established by founding members of the Hobart Beefsteak & Burgundy Club, Butchers Hill represents three generations of passion amongst the nether vineyards of the Apple Isle. Not just a.. Princely parcels of pooley»
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»
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »

Spinifex Papillon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Cinsault Mataro Barossa South Australia
What Spinifex choose to do best is discover isolate parcels of old vine, sometimes overlooked or underloved, at the Côtes du Rhône end of the varietal spectrum. This is no flight of fancy, as the background of the husband and wife team includes many growing seasons in France. Papillon is bottled towards the end of vintage year. Crafted from very old material Grenache, Cinsualt and Mataro, Spinifex hand select the vines and pick grapes, vinifying the parcels with an aim of creating a wine that's all about freshness, fruit and spice, a wine that's bright and alive.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
Spinifex make small quantities of unique hand crafted regional wines from the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Spinifex wines are fashioned into a more complete and complex, unique and characterful wine, always assembled from components that are the result of an interaction between variety, soil and mesoclime. Peter Schell vinifies everything at his estate wineworks in Bethany, Tanunda, where he also runs his own winemaking consultancy company. Over many years, Schell and his girl Magali Gely have worked for prominent Barossa brands, including tours of duty at the highly distinguished Mountadam and Turkey Flat, whilst also finding the time to work vintages in the south of France.
Bright and brilliant, ruby red. Very aromatic and bright, lifted cherry, red currant and spicy raspberry fruit are overlaid by pot pouri and exotic herb. With time in the glass reveals subtle warm earthy notes of beetroot, subtle white pepper and caraway spice. Distinctly medium weight on the palate with a lovely line of acidity and light, slightly sappy, fresh tannin dryness. Savoury spice and dried herbs building towards the end of palate.
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