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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»
An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»

Tim Adams Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
A collation of fruit from the Rogers, Bayes, Eldredge and Pat Seneca properties in Valley Clare, for a cogent Shiraz wine of exquisite regional and varietal definition. The tapestry of local sites has been woven into a wine of structure and power, while offering the elegance and grace to drink beautifully upon release. A fortuitous partnership with artisanal cooper Bill Wray, ensured from inaugural release, that the stellar quality of Tim Adams wines would be aged in an equally splendid measure of the finest oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Tim Adams began work in the industry as a cellarhand at Stanley Wines. He was encouraged by maestro Mick Knappstein to earn a degree at Charles Sturt University and embarked upon his own label in 1984. Tim Adams retains the Clare Valley's finest growers as his closest friends. Contributions of Shiraz from choice vineyards are fermented on skins to dryness before being pressed and returned. Upon completion of ferments, the wine spends twenty months in a selection of one and two year old American oak at the Tim Adams coolroom before assemblage and filtration. Bottled without cold stabilization, a harmless crystalline deposit may form in the bottle, decanting is recommended.
Bright magenta red. Aromas and flavours of violet, blackberry and mulberry with complexity evolved after two years in fine oak. The palate is full and soft on the front and middle, with flavours of small berry fruit complimented by oak. A finish that's medium firm over grape and oak tannins. Approachable today, Tim Adams displays a remarkable weight of fruit, controlled power and measure of finesse.
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