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Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing salient value for the exquisite quality of.. The wonderful wines of wicks»
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Warres Quinta Da Cavadinha 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Touriga & Tinto Douro Portugal
Quinta da Cavadinha is one of the finest vineyard estates in the Douro Valley, it produces outstanding wines, the finest of which are assembled to make Warre's Classic Vintage Port. In non declared years, the best barrels are bottled as single quinta Vintage Port. These wines share the same characteristic Warre's style, with fine elegance and lifted floral aromas, but more closely reflect the unique character of Quinta da Cavadinha.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$239.50
The late ripening cycle of Quinta da Cavadinha dictates the style of it's Ports. They are fresh, elegant and have very fine aromas. Old vines make up a very high proportion of the vineyard, consequently these wines are dark and concentrated, but the south easterly aspect and higher altitude contributes a very elegant style. The wines from the lower vineyards that border Pinhão River are tannic, dark purple red and concentrated, with superb aromas of violet and tea rose. Vintage 1996 ran extremely smoothly with an ideal amount of grapes being received per day. This allowed for good winemaking practices, which is apparent in the wines excellent quality.
Concentrated red and black fruit with hints of Esteva. On the palate, a potent structure in harmony with the fruit, followed by a long elegant finish. Showing great depth of structure, Cavadinha 1996 will undoubtedly be a wine to age for many years. With age, the Cavadinha wines develop even more elegance and balance. The nose can give aromas of very fine old burgundy after some years in bottle.
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