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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 property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River will be delighted, redolent reds which bloom with berries and violet cassis, powerfully structured whites with substantial palates and crystalline fruit, chiselled and refined, the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
Right next to the Merry Widow Inn at Glenrowan, infamous of Kelly gang folklore, Richard Bailey set up shop to service prospectors during the great Victorian gold rush of the 1860s. Rows of newly planted Shiraz soon followed and the Baileys released their first vintage in 1870. The region was ultimately infected by the terrible vine killing plague of the 1890s, a guarded blessing for Glenrowan, which elevated the quarantine status of its vitiated vineyards to a marque of the highest provenance. Baileys endure as one of the new world's most arcane and mythical wineworks, a small estate of historically significant parcels, producing limited vintages, defined by their exceptional value, purity of parentage and wondrous regional.. The bushranger's brew»

Moss Wood Amys Cabernet Blend CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
One of the more profound Margaret River constructs of the complex Bordeaux blend, a cépage of Merlot and Malbec, Cabernet and Petit Verdot. Combines the blueberry and blackcurrant fruit characters of Yallingup with the perfumed violets and toothsome red currants of Cowaramup, generous fruit depth with soft oak influence, in fine support with a toasty, spiced background. Full body and sweet round flavours of cherry and other dark fruits, as well as melted chocolate, make Amy instantly appealing and oh so easy to enjoy.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$209.50
Bunches are destemmed into open fermenters and the juices seeded with pure yeast culture. Temperatures kept to a maximum of 30C and ferments hand plunged up to four times daily. As each batch reaches dryness it is tasted daily for tannin balance and pressed when the optimum has been reached. Skin contact ensues for a period of ten to fifteen days.Wines are racked to tank and allowed to settle before being racked off gross lees and seeded for malolactic. Upon completion all batches are racked, assembled and returned to barrel. After fifteen months maturation in a selection of new and seasoned French oaks, the wine is treated to a light skim milk fining, sterile filtered and bottled.
Deep brick red. The classic ripe fruit aromas of each variety in the cepage, Cabernet shows blueberry and cedar, Petit Verdot is dark jube and confectionery, Malbec contributes ripe plum and earth. A very light oak background to exude a perfumed, lifted nose, juicy, sweet red and dark fruit flavours. Firm tannins along the palate to a suitably balanced finish, malt biscuit and spicy oak flavours arise, a palate of balance and great length.
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