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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 Côtes du Rhône. 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 Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»

Rymill Yearling Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Coonawarra South Australia
Fresh from the Rymill stable, fashioned exclusively from estate grown fruit, the Yearling is a vibrant Coonawarra that's absolutely perfect to enjoy right now. An alluring perfume and zesty palate showing exciting herbaceousness, fine citrus and tropical fruit flavours, reinforcing the reputation of Sauvignon Blanc as Coonawarra's essential varietal white wine. Crisp and appealing, a sassy Sauvignon Blanc, enjoy chilled, alongside anything fresh from the garden or the sea.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$179.00
The vision of Coonawarra founder and Rymill patriarch John Riddoch is realized with each new generation as the Riddoch Rymill family tradition continues. As stewards of some of the nation's most precious soils, an important aspect of the sustainable viticulture practises is the elimination of all synthetic and chemical insecticides. Sustainable vineyard management is generally a medium between organic and conventional viticulture, which ensures fertile soil, healthy vines and well balanced, flavoursome grapes. Fruit grown to Rymill's terra rosa soils are bottled imediately after vinification to capture the crisp expression of Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc.
Pale straw colour. Appealing zingy lime and tropical passionfruit aroma, enhanced by subtle hints of fresh herb, lemongrass and dill. Fresh, crisp flavours of fennel, musk, sweet spice. Guava and pink grapefruit characters, a generous mouth feel that is cut through by a limey acid which continues to linger. Balance, texture and complexity make good the promise of an alluring bouquets.
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