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Geoff Hardy's family have been making Australian wine since 1857. Geoff grew up amongst the most distinguished vineyards in our land and he knows from good red wine. He retains access to the finest fruit in McLaren Vale and is the man behind many of our nation's most memorable vintages. Undercover is a moniker that Geoff has assigned to a collation of exceptional parcels, albeit bottled behind an abstruse label to secrete the provenance of a spectacular Shiraz. Gold Medal Winner & Best Value at the hotly contested 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards, the pick of crop this week, seriously.. Sound shiraz for the savvy & shrewd»
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Balgownie are one of our nation's great small vineyards, pioneers of the reprise in Bendigo viticulture, with the foresight to establish vines in 1969, the first local plantings in over eighty years. Grown to terrains very near the tailings of Victoria's original gold rush, the auspicious Balgownie vines yield discreet yet exquisite harvests of the most edifying and undervalued Victorian vintages. A bespoke favourite amongst enthusiasts of the old school style in elegant and finely boned Aussie Shiraz, Balgownie represent the essential accompaniment to meaty eggplant inspired recipes, or a princely roast of lamb, the best of.. Balgownie begets the best of bendigo»
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»

Wirra Wirra Lost Watch Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Adelaide Hills South Australia
In 1947, Wirra Wirra patriarch Greg Trott lost the only watch he ever owned, from that day forth he never bothered with wearing a timepiece again. Confdent to the end that he could tell time by the sun, Trott was notoriously always late, hours and even days. Fortunately, his great legacy to the nation was unhurried and unstrained, to make great wine, one needs to ignore the clock and allow the magic of nature to determine its own course. Adelaide Hills Riesling at its finest, left to its own as it slowly vinifies over the course of weeks, without the distractions of a clock.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
From mature sites at Lenswood and Mt Torrens, off vines up to forty years old. The Wirra Wirra team intervene as little as possible in the magic of fruit evolving into wine, placing their faith in the management of vineyards and blessings of nature. Grapes are selectively hand picked to avoid any sun damaged berries, to minimize skin contact and retain delicate aromatics. Bunches are crushed and de-stemmed through a membrane press. Solids are separated, the free run juices are clarified and transferred into fermenters for inoculation with either QA23, Anchor VIN 13 or PDM yeasts, followed by several weeks vinification at cooler temperatures to maximize purity of Adelaide Hills fruit character.
Brilliant pale straw, green hues. A lifted bouquet with classic talc, perfumed floral notes and a citrus zest. Displaying an intense core of ripe citrus throughout the palate with persistent flavour and a minerally structure offset by a hint of brown lime. Refreshing acidity persists providing a beguiling mouth feel and a long finish. This wonderfully pristine and classic dry style Australian Riesling can be fully appreciated in its youth.
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