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Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless vines were saved by master Ed Schild from.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
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»
Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the ground up with a view to achieving limited.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»

Vasse Felix Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Malbec Margaret River Western Australia
Vasse Felix construct a vigorous Shiraz of considerable depth, concentration and solid structure whilst retaining elegance and finesse. Careful fruit selection and an astute use of oak achieve balance and complexity. One of the most satisfying examples of West Australian Shiraz, stylish and distinctively regional. Vasse Felix has the oldest Shiraz vines on the cape, while several slightly younger blocks provide an understated finesse and elegance that is so often lost in the rush to create a Margaret River Shiraz of opulence and power.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$383.00
The oldest vines in Margaret River contribute the backbone of fruit. Small batch fermentation ensures the character of these precious old vines is preserved in the final wine. Grapes are crushed into fermentation vessels, vinification, macerations and aeration are combined in a way to ensure the gentlest extraction of colour, tannins and true expression of fruit. Each parcel is separately handled and matured. After sixteen months in a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques, each barrel is rigorously appraised to identify the best of the best. In some years, Malbec is assembled into the final wine to contribute pristine blackberry fruit, exotic spice and structural complexity.
Deep red with purple hue. Layers of stunning plum and blackberry fruit support intriguing notes of roasted peppercorn, musk and smoke. Gentle oak provides subtle hints of toasty vanilla and toffee. Rich and fleshy, with wonderful fruit and fresh acidity. Intense blueberry and blackberry combines with creamy vanillan oak, soft powdery tannins and zesty acidity to create an opulent and invigorating wine of great purity.
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