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There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and movements to barrel are led by gravity. A peerless expression of vintage, an orphic approach to the winemaker's art, a humbling eloquence of our southernmost.. Celestial wines from southern climes»
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Katnook Estate Prodigy Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. The legend continues for the stately Katnook of Coonawarra. Prodigy is a limousine standard Coonawarra Shiraz which entered the market with a bang, taking out the 1998 Jimmy Watson Trophy for its inaugural vintage, a remarkable feat, considering the fruit was sourced from completely new vines. The radiant regional characters are punctuated by an alluring combination of piquant pepper, fragrant bramble berries and anise, tightly wound into a wine of great depth, statuesque palate structure and remarkable grace.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$521.50
Prodigy Shiraz is only ever made and assembled from vintages where only a superior quality of harvest can be achieved. Prodigy is fashioned exclusively from grapes showing an outstanding depth of concentration. An iconic, world class Shiraz style which captures the essence of Coonawarra, parcels are harvested across sections of the vineyard which consistently yield grapes of intense flavours and fine tannins. Treated to a small batch fermentation, the extended time in barrel is integral to Prodigy's complexity and style. Only the best barrels are included in the final assembly. Matured twenty five months in a high selection of new French and American, small 225 litre oak barriques. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep dark plum colour. Attractive ripe raspberry and plum fruit notes, sweet anise and licorice spice, vanillin oak and subtle light roast coffee bean notes. An opulent palate structure, richly layered with ripe fruit, oak and maturation flavours are seamlessly combined. Rich raspberry and plum fruit flavours, seasoned by sweet anise, licorice spice and pepper, all a feature. Soft and fine lingering tannins are in harmony with the profound palate structure.
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