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Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily perfumed, in the mouthfillingly muscular Coonawarra way, the Balnaves brand endures in the tradition of world class vintages grown to Terra Rosa soils, enriched by.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders junior and senior, which yield a mere 250 dozen of the most spectacular, full bodied Barossa flagship. The profound opulence of Rolf Binder's Hanisch is matched in no.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
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 very value.. Headline harvests of hugo»

Watershed Shades Shiraz Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Originally identified and reserved for the express purpose of growing only the finest grapes and crafting world class wines, the Watershed vineyard is endowed with the most idyllic viticultural and climactic conditions, for realizing harvests of the most splendid Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Crafted by one of Margaret River's most experienced winemaking teams and assembled into a single wine, Shades is brimming with aromatic fruit and replete with ripe, stylish tannins.
The omnipresent maritime breezes which invigorate Watershed's vineyards, maintain a stable temperature and favourable clime under the otherwise pleasantly warm Margaret River skies. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz grapes are crushed and inoculated, vinified and matured under a combination of fine grained oak barrels, to soften tannins and infuse complexity, whilst preserving the fruit driven core.
Deep scarlet colour. Intense aromas of blackberries and licorice, strawberries and plum with hints of herb and vanilla notes. On the palate, the sweet berry and chocolate flavours are completed by a soft round texture finishing with fine velvety tannins. Enjoy with chorizo sausage recipes or your favourite cut of lamb.
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