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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
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»
An illustrious national marque which defines the statuesque Margaret River style, the Cabernet Merlot concords of Voyager Estate are distinguished by their compelling presence of fruit, seductive seamlessness, limousine oak and stately tannins. Representing fiendish value for entry into the eminent house of Voyager, Girt By Sea affords the majesty of Margaret River for every enthusiast in the land, at a prudent &.. The generosity of margaret river cabernet merlot that just keeps on giving»
Planted to a steep north facing slope, under the shades of an ancient sawmill, very near the estuaries Mersey and Don, the measured yields of an elite little vineyard are hand picked for vinification by the illustrious Josef Chromy wineworks at Relbia. Highly specialised with the effusive sparkling styles and aromatic whites, winners Winestate Alternative Varietal of Year, the barriques of Barringwood are percolating parcels of Pinot Noir, which are setting a benchmark for the artisanal boutique estates of Devonport and greater Launceston. Barringwood are grown within a unique mesoclime, the longest growing season in Tasmania, each bottle is remarkable for its.. Ardour of affection on the apple isle»

Tscharke Matching Socks Touriga CONFIRM VINTAGE

Touriga Barossa South Australia
A pure Touriga wine from the superlative Tscharke estate property at Gnadenfrei in Barossa Valley. The Nacional clone of Touriga vines were established 1985 to propitious weathered, quartzite rich, brown clay soils, they are now fully mature and yielding the most exemplary harvests. Damien Tscharke fashions his Touriga to a medium bodied style that drinks beautifully immediately upon release, ideally slightly, chilled alongside Mediterranean marinades and grills.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
The Tscharke family immigrated to South Australia in 1861, they have been growing Barossa grapes and making good wine ever since. Their auspicious Touriga vines are a recent newcomer, purposefully planted to face the east, sheltering grapes from afternoon heat and direct sunlight. Fruit is harvested at lower sugar baumes, grapes are destemmed and crushed into open top fermenters for vinification at higher temperatures of at least 28°C. Batches are pumped over and plunged daily until fermented to dry, components are pressed and racked off gross lees to a selection of seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons. Alcohol 12.5%
Intense colour. Bouquet of sour cherries, geranium florals and a seasoning of richly piquant spice. A soft palate of sweet fruit flavours, ocean spray, cranberries and ribena, the savouryness of crushed autumn leaves and aromatic notes of turkish delight. Serve slightly chilled and match with olive bay leaf recipes, veal and light rustic fare.
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