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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»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie et sauvage, barrel ferments and batonnage. Bellvale remains artisanally small batch, just 23 hectares of vine yields a measured harvest of spectacular quality Chardonnay and Pinot.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

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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