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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Much of the prized harvests from the Hugo family property are destined for Australia's most esteemed brands, the best parcels however, are reserved and released under the Hugo label. Consistency of quality from vintage to vintage is the objective, making wine from the pick of estate grown fruit makes it a reality. A precious component of low cropped, dry grown old vines fruit, greatly enhances the depth of flavour and overall complexity. A Shiraz of opulence and finesse, opaque and textural, in the style of McLaren Vale's most outstanding vintages, Gold Medals Winner Royal Adelaide & Australian Small Winemakers Show, have your Hugo alongside standing rib, at a.. Headline harvests of hugo»
Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography,.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»

Kalleske Clarrys Grenache Shiraz Mataro CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
An assemblage of old vines Grenache and Shiraz with a smaller portion of Mataro, grown to the Kalleske's organic farm. Named after Troy Kalleske's ninety year old grandfather Clarence, who farmed the vineyards from the late 1920s until his retirement in the 1990s. Clarry was the fourth generation to tend vines on the family farm, established by his great grandparents who migrated from Prussia aboard the Prince George in 1838. Many years were spent by Clarry pruning, hand picking and nurturing the Kalleske vineyards.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$263.00
Clarry's is a 100% Organic wine as certified by Australian Certified Organic, grown, vintaged and matured on the Kalleske estate at Greenock. The Grenache is from vines dating back to the 1940s, Mataro and Shiraz and Mataro are sourced from a number of blocks, characterised by shallow, sandy loam over superb deep red clay and limestone, providing ideal conditions for viticulture. All components are vinified separately in open top fermenters and pumped over by hand twice daily. After a week or two on skins, ferments are treated to a traditional pressing. To preserve the superb fresh fruit flavours of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz, components are aged exclusively in very old oak hogsheads for a few short months.
Bright red purple colour. Lifted aromatics of bright red fruit, crushed raspberry, cherry perfume, white pepper spice and rose florals. The medium bodied palate is bursting with fresh juicy red fruits, rhubarb, raspberry and black cherry. Natural chalky tannins add backbone and structure. Maturation in seasoned oak adds complexity while respecting the purity of fruit, lingering finish, an opulent fruit driven wine.
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