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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.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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»

Tyrrells Old Winery Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Victoria
Shiraz is the cardinal red wine grape of Australia, it reigns supreme in viticultural precincts across the nation, planted to fine vineyards in Heathcote however, it comes into its own as a unique regional style that's renowned throughout the world. Tyrrell have gone right to the heart of Australia's most illustrious Shiraz appellation to realize parcels of fruit with tenacious tannins and profound varietal character. An inclusion of fruit from good vineyards on the Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Hunter Valley, rounds ot the wine and tames the tannins.
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Tyrrell's have been crafting eminent Shiraz wines for over a century and are one of Heathcote's most accomplished growers. Tyrrell know Heathcote well after having developed the distinguished Rufus Stone vineyard, source to some of the nation's most conspicuous award winning wines. Shiraz from vines planted to deep red clay cambrian soils are transferred to the Tyrrell wineworks at Pokolbin. Fruit is harvested, crushed and treated to a term of cold soak in a combination of traditional, hand plunged open vats and larger potter fermenters. Upon completion, Old Winery is matured for a year or more in a selection of predominantly French and American oak barrels.
Deep red in colour, a bright purple rim. Bouquet of ripe plums, a smooth, soft and spicy red wine with aromas of dark fruits and subtle vanillin oak. The palate is full of rich Shiraz flavours, supported by firm tannins which provide good length and complexity. The ideal accompaniment to pasta, grills and cheese.
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