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The sensational vintages of St John's Road were generations in the making, the fruit of grand old vineyards and the progeny of families which have tilled Barossa soil since early settlement. The landed gentry along St John's Road represent a heritage of the most distinguished names in Australian viticulture, Lehmann and Lienert, Zander, Kalleske and Schutz. With each vintage, they earmark small parcels of the most exceptional Barossa fruit, to be treated to a course of traditional open ferments and term of age in the finest French oak. Bearing such pious Lutheran monikers as Prayer Garden and Resurrection Vineyard, these sacred sites are planted to some of the.. Brought to you by barossa born & bred»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»

Yarra Yering Dry Red No1 CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot Yarra Valley Victoria
Excellent Langton's Classification. The timeless Claret style of red wine, this is the bespoke blend on which Yarra Yering's reputation was built and continues to endure. Almost deceptively, they drink well in their youth, yet are known to evolve for decades. Half Cabernet, a fifth of Merlot, the balance in Malbec and Petit Verdot, all harvested off the original 1969 unirrigated estate plantings at Gruyere in Yarra Valley. Beautifully balanced and integrated, the fruit of an iconic vineyard, such delicacy within a sleeping powerhouse of precision.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$665.50
Eighty acres are planted to noble varietals and port wine grapes. The dry grown vines are pruned to yield no more than two tons per acre. No.1 Dry red is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, with Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Grapes are hand picked into specially designed stackable plastic buckets. Crushing takes place within two hours of picking through the old Amos crusher/ destemmer, then poured into Dr. Carrodus' extraordinary fermenters, which are essentially stainless steel lined tea chests on wheels. Should cooling be necessary, ice blocks are used. A third of this wine is left on skins for three weeks before being transferred to barrel. Dry Red No.1 is matured for up to two years in completely new French oak.
Deep, bright ruby coloured wine. isplays a concentrated essence of red berry fruits and blackcurrant with an olive and mint background. Has a deep, structured palate that is interwoven with cedary, French oak characters. The ripe fruit and tannins run in unison along the entire palate.
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