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Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
Johann Gottfried Scholz served in the Prussian army as a battlefield bonesetter, before joining the great emigration of Lutherans from Silesia to Barossa Valley. After building a family homestead along the alluvial banks of Para River, Gottfried established a mixed farm of livestock and crops, fruit trees and grapevines, Semillon and Shiraz. His acumen at healing fractures and setting splints made Gottfried a leading local identity, as his homestead cottage evolved into the Barossa's very first private hospital. Over a century later, the exceptional quality of harvest from Gottfried's original homestead, made the fruit of Willows Vineyard, an essential.. Savour the shiraz by scholz»
Much of the prized harvests from the Hugo family property are destined for Australia's most esteemed brands, the best parcels however, are reserved and released under the Hugo label. Consistency of quality from vintage to vintage is the objective, making wine from the pick of estate grown fruit makes it a reality. A precious component of low cropped, dry grown old vines fruit, greatly enhances the depth of flavour and overall complexity. A Shiraz of opulence and finesse, opaque and textural, in the style of McLaren Vale's most outstanding vintages, Gold Medals Winner Royal Adelaide & Australian Small Winemakers Show, have your Hugo alongside standing rib, at a.. Headline harvests of hugo»
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»

Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
A collation of fruit from the Voyager North Block and Weightmans vineyards at Margaret River, enhanced by a choice component from the eminent precinct of Wilyabrup. Vines planted to gently rolling gravel hills and managed to restrained yields achieve the finest harvests. Girt by Sea is a seemless Cabernet Merlot wine in suave Margaret River styling, vigorously fruit driven and seductively soft, its ripe tannins offer sensational early drinking, it will thrill all who indulge in this most satisfying West Australian accord of noble red grapes.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
The viticultural team employ maximum vine management in terms of canopy maintenance, aiming for low bud numbers and small bunches per vine for premium fruit quality, clonal selection is also an area of close attention. Parcels of Merlot and Cabernet are de-stemmed but remain uncrushed, to preserve whole berries, into a mix of open and static fermenters. Gentle hand plunging and pumpovers were employed up to three times a day throughout a fortnight's vinification at temperatures under 25˚C. Upon completion, batches are pressed off skins into a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barrels for a year's maturation.
Dark crimson red. Lifted bouquet of cassis and mulberries, dusty briar notes, hints of cedar and vanillin from the fine grained oak. An elegant wine of excellent flavour concentration, juicy, ripe fruit, blackberries, dark cherry and mulberry. Silky tannins integrate seamlessly, gently oaked and subtley spiced, the fine, comforting tannins taper to a structured, clean finish.
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