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Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions,.. Salient statements from superior sites»
There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands,.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»

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
$155.50
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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