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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»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»
Planted to a rocky hillock just east of township Clare, Mocandunda is a collaboration of three well seasoned vignerons, the Messrs Heinrich, Ackland and Faulkner. Heinrich grows fruit for a number of the nation's leading labels, Faulkner is one of Clare Valley's most accomplished agronomists, Ackland established the illustrious Mount Horrock Wines. Mocandunda was years in the making, one of the highest altitude terroirs in all Clare Valley, the extended autumns and dry grown vines, encourage a exceptional ripening of grapes, intense with varietal characters, magnificently balanced between natural fruit sugars, acidity and tannin. Mocandunda sell the lion's.. The craggy copse on valley clare»

Xanadu Exmoor Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
Owned by the same group who bring us Yering Station and Mount Langi, Xanadu is situated within an exclusive coterie of eminent Margaret River estates. Exmoor may be a second tier label but nothing is done to a lesser measure at Xanadu. All vines are closely managed to yield fruit at full physiological maturity and complete tannin ripeness, for wines which are brimming with profound Margaret River regionality. A juicy Shiraz wine with the redolence of a fragrant Viognier perfume lift, judiciously aged in a high portion of French oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Xanadu employ sustainable methods in everything they do to ensure harmony with the earth. Many options exist for a natural vineyard management, at Xanadu the guiding principle is to leave the environment in a better state. Shiraz is harvested, a significant portion of the grapes are destemmed and crushed through open rollers to introduce whole berries into a combination of static and rotary fermenters for five to seven days at 26C. A component is co fermented with a portion of Viognier to add spice and floral lift. Batches complete their malolactic in a combination of barrel and tank followed by fourteen months maturation in a selection of seasoned and new predominantly French oak barriques.
Deep red with purple hues. Vibrant and fresh, ripe berry fruits and spice combine with lifted floral notes, dark, blackberry conserve over violets and spice framed by hints of fine French oak. Full bodied, offering juicy ripe fruits of the forest, dark cherries, redskins and spice. The generous fruit and fine tannins achieve a well structured, appealing wine with a lingering fruit to the finish. A lovely, vibrant and aromatic expression of Margaret River Shiraz.
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