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David Wynn introduced cardboard wine casks, flagons and the Airlesflo wine tap to the nation. He is best remembered for re packaging the Coonawarra estate which bears his name and which endures as one of Australia's icon brands. Wynn was a master of his craft and studied oenology at the world renowned Magill wineworks. An astute marketer and talented blender, he also had a keen eye for the land, investing in the ancient John Riddoch fruit colony and planting vines on a challenging site, high atop the lofty latitudes of Valley Eden. Mountadam Vineyards were built from the ground up, with a view to crafting a limited range of well structured, weighty wines, defined by fuller palates and saline, mineral savouryness. The legacy of Eden Valley vineyards planted by Wynn in the 1960s & 1970s, incorporating significant old rootstock and extinct European clones, remains a bespoke.. The legacy parcels of mountadam vineyards»
Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing salient value for the exquisite quality of vintages, Wicks are an essential choice for adherents of the graceful and stately styles which hail from Adelaide.. The wonderful wines of wicks»

Zilzie Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
After three decades of growing grapes for some of Australia's most esteemed labels, Zilzie began bottling the pick of the crop under their own own. Many years experience means that they know how to produce great wines while keeping them as accessible and easy to enjoy as possible, it's a delicate balancing act. Zilzie make a salient expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from fruit grown to Coonawarra's rich red iron soils, as distinctive for it's vigorous perfumes as it is for it's generousity of flavour and integration of French oak with stylish tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$209.00
The team at Zilzie take a world's best practice approach to winemaking, while the winery may host the latest technology, they still believe that it's the quality of fruit and the human element which produces a truly memorable wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from choice Coonawarra vineyards, each separately harvested to a schedule based on full physiological ripeness, the individual parcels are separately handled. Batches are vinified in static and rotary fermenters to achieve optimal extraction of colour, good varietal definition and ripe tannins. Upon completion, batches are drained and pressed, followed by transfer into a selection of French oak barriques for a year's maturation.
Deep red with purple tinges. Vibrant Coonawarra nose of blackberry, cassis and plum characters, dark fruits and a touch of mint combined with sweet vanillin oak tones. A generous palate showing layers of rich dark berry fruit, complex and expressive, superbly balanced with a firm structure and soft, velvety, fine grained tannins over subtle oak. Ideally served with char grilled beef and rich jus.
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