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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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»
The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking.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»

Xanadu Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Margaret River Western Australia
Situated within the auspicious dress circle of fortuitous mesoclimes, encompassing some of Margaret River's most stately wineries, Xanadu is a pioneer with a long history of producing the most elegant and intensely flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon. Exmoor is an approachable entry to the prestigious flagship range of distinguished Xanadu vineyard wines, representing the essential experience in Margaret River Cabernet, endowed with solid structure, firm tannins, fragrant dark berry fruit characters and refined, stylish oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
The growing conditions around Xanadu's vineyards, in the form of beautifully still Indian summers, cool nights and clear warm days, are second to none for the production of world class Cabernet Sauvignon. The ideal weather patterns at vintage afford vignerons the luxury to harvest each block as grapes achieve full physiological ripeness. Bunches are crushed and destemmed, inoculated to a variety of select yeasts and vinified in a combination of static and sweeper arm fermenters at 26°C over the course of a week. Components complete malolactic before being treated to fourteen months maturation in a selection of new and seasoned, predominantly French oak barriques.
Deep red with ruby hues. Vibrant aromas of ripe blackcurrants, berry fruits and dark plum entwined with hints of spicy, toasty oak. The generous palate is packed full of juicy fruits of the forest, cassis and chocolate characters. Full bodied, the attractive fleshy fruits fit into a structure supported by supple tannins, a solid acid backbone and a persistent berry fruit finish. The classic Margaret River Cabernet style, drinking very well in its youth.
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