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An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands, that collaborated to create, the most celebrated triumphs in the history of our nation's highest accolade, thrice winners of the exalted Jimmy Watson Memorial.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»

Wilson Vineyard Wilson DJW Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Clare South Australia
Daniel James Wilson would write DJW rules on school book covers, desks, garden edgings and wet concrete whenever the opportunity arose. In 1997 DJW established a small 5½ acre plot of Riesling in the highest and most fertile corner of the family property. From inaugural vintage it became apparent that the fruit from DJW block was quite different. The hand picked harvest from this supreme site was kept separate and DJW Riesling went on to claim a string of prestigious trophies.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$263.00
The larger vines of DJW block yield bigger bunches and berries than its siblings at Polish Hill River, distinctive grapes with a vibrant juicy fruit chewing gum character and bright citrus flavours. The grapes from DJW Vineyard are predominately hand picked and chilled, passed as whole bunches through the 30 year old Diemme press press and treated to a long cool fermentation. A synthetic fining agent known as Polyclar and course of filtration are employed to finish the wine crystal clear. Residual sugar levels are carefully controlled favouring a slightly higher level in the DJW Riesling to complement the bigger fruit typically found in DJW wine.
Pale gold colour. Aromas of citrus lemon tart and grapefruit with garden herbs. Lively upfront lemon zest with a slatey minerality not normally seen from this vineyard. Unmistakable Polish Hill River power on the palate, this vintage will be one for the long haul. There's enough mouthfeel to balance the sharpness of the acidity, great balance and structure, a slight weightyness, the dry finish hangs and hangs.
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