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Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»
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»
Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
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»

Bremerton Racy Rose CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
A delicious accord of equal proportions Cabernet and Shiraz, highly evocative of the delectable French Cabernet d'Anjou styles to be found along the Vallee Loire. Bremerton enjoy a long established reputation for yielding the finest harvests of Langhorne Creek Cabernet and Shiraz. Their fruit has formed the backbone of Australia's finest vintages for decades, the pick of Bremerton's crop is now reserved for the estate's own label. Exquisitely balanced, Racy's handsome pink hue precedes a satiating Rosé in true, adults only styling.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Bremerton are well positioned to assemble parcels of Cabernet and Shiraz which are just perfect for Rosé. Vines are all closely husbanded, painstakingly treated to a regimen of leafy plucking and canopy management for optimal exposure to sunlight without over ripening. Judicious levels of acidity and perfect natural fruit sugar baumes are essential, bringing in the harvest, row by row, as grapes achieve ideal physiological ripeness, is timed to a schedule determined by eating the berries straight off the vine. Fruit is cold soaked on skins and drained, just as juices pick up the desired blush pink hue. Batches are vinified in controlled fermenters and bottled promptly to retain vivaciousness. Alcohol 12.5%
Deeply salmon pink coloured. Lifted fruit aromas, fresh cut strawberries and orange cream. Racy and moreish palate, mouthwatering with bright berry flavours, textural mouthfeel with generous weight of fruit, cinammon apples and plum cake spice are complimented by bluberry and cassis notes before a refreshingly dry finish. Perfect for alfresco dining or piquant, lightly chillied recipes.
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