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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
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»

St Hallett Gamekeepers Shiraz Grenache Touriga CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Grenache Touriga Barossa South Australia
An inspiring varietal mix of Shiraz and Grenache with Touriga Nacional, the traditional vintage port grape. A suite of yeast strains, each suited to a different parcel of fruit, serves to highlight the fresh berry, floral, spicy, earthy aromas contributed by Touriga and Grenache, while the richness and pepper spice of Shiraz builds palate weight and structure. Completely unoaked, Gamekeeper embraces the spectrum of ripe and savoury Barossa fruit, delivering a wine which is so much greater than the sum of parts.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Shiraz primarily from elevated well drained vineyard sites around the cooler southern and central sections of the Barossa. The Grenache from low vielding west and north western areas of Gomersal and Greenock where the vines truly struggle to survive, producing intensely flavoured low yielding crops. St Hallett have carried out extensive trial work to find yeast strains that suit this wine. The aim is to highlight the fresh berry, floral, spicy, earthy aromas contributed by the Grenache and Touriga, while the richness and pepper spice of the Shiraz builds palate weight and structure. Contact with yeast lees post ferment, gives the wine an appealing texture and earthiness, completely fruit driven.
Vibrant cherry red colour. Highly floral bouquets. A pot pourri of lively cherry and raspberry with a spicy rose petal-like infusion from the Touriga Nacional makes this a kaleidoscopic sensory experience. Old world European subtle savoury earthiness meets the new world vibrant fresh array of raspberry cherry fruits. Finishing with soft yet sanguine tannins, a very food friendly wine.
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