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A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into.. Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache Cotes-du-Rhone France
Guigal own and operate the most distinguished vineyards, specializing in some of the great growths of Côte-Rôtie. They have long set the benchmark and are well known for paying the highest prices, while assembling the most superior parcels of fruit in all Côtes du Rhône. Syrah, Mourverdre and Grenache are collated from illustrious appellations along the windswept aspects of Valley Rhone, to be treated to a traditional vinification, followed by an extravagant, extended maturation in oak foudres, coopered within the walls of the ancient Château d'Ampuis.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home to the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. Around these double millenium vineyards, you can still see the small terraced walls of Roman times. A mostly Syrah wine with about a third of Mourvedre and smaller portion of Grenache grown to good vineyards of varied soil types, sedimentery and limestone, granite, pebbles and alluvia. Average age of these fully mature vines is thirty five years. The traditional local winemaking methods are employed to this day, combined with temperature controlled fermentation and extended period of soaking on skins. Matured for up to eighteen months in a selection of well seasoned oak foudres.
Deep, dark red colour. Nose of fresh red fruits, ripe berries and fragrant spice. Well rounded, racy palate, blue and black fruit flavours, licorice and kirsch notes, lavender and spice. Supple yet intense, the long finish delivering plenty of elegance, finesse and lingering fruit, in the classic Cotes-du-Rhone styling. Guigal Rouge is the ideal accompaniement to braises and grills, red wine casseroles and game.
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