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At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»
Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by their affable excellence, sound structure and pristine, penetrating varietal fruit... Satiations from the nethermost regions»

Willows Bonesetter Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A small Barossa site was planted to Shiraz vines and named Bonesetter Block in the 1960s. Peter Scholz selects choice parcels of fruit from this mature vineyard, carefully handling the wine before ageing in tightly grained French oak hogsheads for a little more than two years. Bonesetter exhibits the most voluptuous palate, great richness and solid structure, intense and powerful ripe fruit characters as supported by splendid tannins and stylish savoury oak. A multi layered powerhouse of a wine that will reward all lovers of grand Barossa Shiraz.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$359.50
The Barossa's international reputation for powerful Shiraz wines with super palate length and softness has been established by flagship efforts like Bonesetter. The Willows Vineyard ranges from deep alluvial soils, ideal for root development, to red brown loam over clay and tough sandy soils where old vines struggle to sire their fruit. The Bonesetter Block is endowed by the most favourable ripening conditions, Shiraz can be harvested at the intense end of the flavour spectrum, exhibiting deep colours and the ripest tannins. Fruit is treated to open fermenters and the traditional hand operated basket press. Two years maturation in French oak has enhances the complexity and complements the robust flesh.
Dense, vibrant colour. Very ripe nose, sweet fruit, reminiscent of plum, blackberries and pepper. The palate is generously mouthfilling, exhibiting berry and cinnamon spice flavours, along with oak derived mocha overtones and harmonious, soft yet well defined, flattering tannins. A stunning wine, with perfumed oak supporting a multi layered powerhouse of fruit.
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