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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
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.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated.. The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

West Cape Howe Mt Barker Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Mount Barker Western Australia
West Cape Howe make wines that are very much in the spirit of West Australia's sensual new world style, crafted with minimal intervention, allowing the distinctive eloquence of regionality and fruit to speak for itself. Grapes are sourced from the elite Block 6 of the estate Langton Vineyard at Mount Barker, a region that's quickly gaining international renown for the quality of Riesling. A tightly wound wine, with juicy lime fruit characters over a sound, judiciously balanced, revitalizing chalky acid structure.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
The West Cape Howe team all share great passion for the Great Southern style of wines, they dedicate many months leading up to vintage, visiting and monitoring vineyards, ensuring that only the finest parcels of fruit are considered. Grapes are harvested over the course of a fortnight, off the salubrious Block 6 through multiple picks, crushed and pressed into controlled fermenters during the cool of night, only the lowest extraction, low phenolic free runs are included. Juices are inoculated by neutral strains of yeast and vinified at cool temperatures to maximise aromaticness. Upon completion, the very best parcels are assembled into a profound expression of Mount Barker Riesling.
Light straw, green hue. Citrus and lime characters with a hint of sherbet to the bouquet. Zesty lime and citrus flavours on the palate, refreshed by well balanced natural acidity. A generously proportioned Riesling, crisp with an excellent length of fruit all the way to a clean finish. A match to fine charcouterie and the freshest fish.
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