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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
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 branded their Metala fruit as Brothers In Arms. The quality of wine re established Metala as a vineyard of global significance and claimed George Mackay Trophy as Australia's foremost export. Cohorts of the stately Langhorne Creek style will be pleased by the palate weight, structure and seamlessness of Brothers.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»

Tar Roses Tempranillo CONFIRM VINTAGE

Tempranillo Heathcote Victoria
A pure Tempranillo wine by one of Australia's most passionate protagonists of the style. A native of arid Italianate climes, Tempranillo achieves complete ripeness in the ferrous soils of Heathcote. Challenging Terra rosas and moderate seasons reduce vine vigor to yield limited parcels of intensely flavoured fruit. The talented team at Roses & Tar share a passion for the torrid Spanish varietals, closely managing their Heathcote sites to yield the finest possible Tempranillo. Match with spicy pork and fennel sausages.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
From Don Lewis and Narelle King's Heathcote property, vinified alongside a component from a second choice Heathcote site. An early ripener, fruit is picked over the course of several days according to parcel ripeness and treated as a single batch once brought to the winery. Grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into a vinimatic fermenter and spun twice daily. Temperature and acid levels are constantly monitored throughout the vinification, upon completion the wine is treated to an air bag press. Racked off gross lees and transferred to barrel for a course of malolactic and maturation in a combination of new French oak and older barriques for a year.
Brilliant deep cherry red colour. Rich raspberries and cream bouquet with nutmeg and minerally notes. A fresh sweet palate, black cherries and a touch of tartness nicely balanced by chalky tannin, fruits burst over classic chalky tannin, well balanced by rhubarb astringency. Lingering prune plum flavours and great palate weight extend all the way to the finish.
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