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Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Les Deux Rhones Cotes Du Rhone 2018
This blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouverdre offers flavours of rasberries and blackberries.
The Octogenarian Grenache 2017
For decades we and our neighbours tended to our frugal Grenache vines on sandy soils at Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. Commonly referred to as 80 year old vines, or “Perpetual Octogenarians”, their pedigree of quality became more evident over the decades. When the opportunity arose to become the next custodians of more of these meagre cropping, gnarly vines, the Collett family embraced them in 1988. We nurture these rarely respected Octogenarians and enjoy their lasting characters. Long live OCTO!
Grapes were traditionally fermented on skins and pumped over twice daily before being gently pressed on the 6th day of fermentation. To retain and enhance the juicy varietal character of Grenache, both free run and pressings were combined into a combination of stainless steel tanks and seasoned oak vessels for maturation.
A cooler vintage and long ripening season brought lively acidity and finely structured tannins to a wine with bright colour and lifted red fruit aromatics of cherry and raspberry. A combination of fine palate structure and bright red fruit aroma has built a balanced style of wine that will drink well in its youth or will reward you with careful cellaring of up to 8 years.
Enjoy with a selection of Spanish tapas, or crispy skin pork belly next to a roast pear and rocket salad.
Flametree Embers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has a deliciously juicy mid palate with flavours of plum, dark cherry and dried herbs. Unashamedly medium-bodied with sweet juicy fruit and a fine tannin structure.
The Tellurian Redline Shiraz 2018 comes from Block 2 and Block 3 of the Tellurian vineyard growing on Cambrian soils formed over 500 million years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.
Deep crimson-red colour. The nose displays charcuterie notes, slightly chary oak, and expressive dark fruit. The medium bodied palate is round and plush with dark fruit, and blackberry combining with and spice and soft tannins, making it a wine that’s very approachable in its youth. This is an impressive expression of Heathcote Shiraz. Delicious! For an ‘entry level’ shiraz this shows the true class of this producer!
One of the reasons I love the Barossa…and why it can claim to be ‘sacred Shiraz ground’…is the diversity of the vineyard landscape which allows us to produce so many different expressions of Shiraz from the one region. There’s been plenty of talk in recent years about classifying the various sub regions and I have my own views as to which are the best for Shiraz. The deep sandy soils of Ebenezer, the dry, lean and cooler conditions of the Eden Valley and the low yielding, rocky brown soils of Stonewell to the east of Tanunda would be my picks if anyone was to ask. The Wark Family have been growing Shiraz at Stonewell since they planted their vineyard on their farm in 1995. They grow fantastic Barossa Shiraz, and each vintage for the past few years we’ve been taking a bit more of their fruit. In 2013, we released the first ‘Wark Family Shiraz made solely from fruit grown in their vineyard, with a label painted by artist and now vineyard owner Marnie Wark. This latest release continues the tradition of deeply coloured, rich, black fruited wines with ferrous ripe tannins to match.
With the Wark Family Shiraz in your glass, you’ve got a wine from a single vineyard in one of the best sub districts in the Valley, planted by the family’s own hand and made by the crew at Teusner….sounds like a bloody good wine to me!!”
Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir 2020
The aromas are deep and dense, with dark cherry fruit and dried herbs to the fore opening to a floral rose and black tea perfume. Sumptuous mouth filling red and black cherry flavours move into the herb and tea notes on a pleasantly persistent finish. The silky tannins and plush acid provide enough detail and push to keep things fresh and perfectly balanced.
River Run is our Central Otago regional Pinot Noir made from grapes grown in our vineyards in different sub-regions of Central Otago. The deep alpine valleys and waterways of Central Otago have carved the land available for grape growing into quite distinct sub-regions. Each pocket of land has its own unique climate and soil mix producing quite different styles of Pinot Noir. River Run captures the character of each of the sub-regions where our vineyards are planted. Lowburn gives us bright, fresh sweet fruit, Gibbston savory and herbal tones, and Parkburn brings good texture and mineral length.
Plantagenet Aquitaine Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Intense cassis and dried floral aromas. With a dense vibrant core of berry fruit on the palate and hints of fresh tobacco and subtle earthy undertones. A very approachable, youthful Cabernet with potential to age.
Plantagenet’s total 126 hectares of vineyard have been carved out of the region’s distinctive Marri soils named after the massive native Marri, or Red Gum trees that grow here. The soils are ironstone gravelly loams over a base of clay, sand or the ironstone rock. The vineyards sites are selected where drainage is good enabling control over vine vigour, one of the most important determinents of fruit quality.The combination of soils, landforms and climate – or terroir – creates wines of rare distinction and quality.
Tim Smith Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2021 Discovering more old vine mataro and grenache in the ‘gardens’ of Tim Smith’s Barossa growers, provides him the perfect opportunity to craft a blend that is quite aromatic and in the ‘Rhone Style’ that he loves. Retaining all the plush palate weight is the hallmark of this wine, which is always purposefully mataro dominant. This allows the mataro fruit, which has a similar tannin structure as shiraz, to be ready to drink upon release as well as having some serious cellaring potential.
The Ryder Shiraz 2017 is sourced from estate grown premium vineyards in Clare Valley.Displaying dark raspberry and plum with black pepper and spice, this wine is soft and opulent with a long finish.
KT 5452 Grenache Mataro 2017 is a 75/25% split,with the grenache coming off dry-grown bushvines planted in the 1930s, 50% whole bunches in the ferment with wild yeast and no new oak. The result is an immediately drinkable spicy, savoury and pleasing red. Tannins are so soft and supple bolstered by some pomegranate tang and acidity
Paxton Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Fragrant full bodied wine displaying red fruits, rhubarb and spice with well integrated oak and fine tannins. Drink now, or cellar 10 – 15 years.
Paxton are leaders in both organic and biodynamic viticulture and winemaking. Fruit for all wines are sourced solely from estate vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned wine company. Founder and owner, David Paxton is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturalists – a reputation built on managing and growing wine grapes of exceptional quality for over 30 years. The Paxton family have nurtured their own vineyards in McLaren Vale for three decades. Internationally recognised as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, McLaren Vale is renowned for the production of super premium quality wines – particularly red wines. In 2000 the family released their first wine under the PAXTON label: the 1998 Paxton Shiraz. Today, under the direction and guidance of winemaker Richard Freebairn Paxton produces a range of estate grown wines under the family label. The Paxton wine range is an approachable collection of wines that showcase McLaren Vale’s fruit quality (through Paxton’s superior vineyard sites), natural diversity and varietal expression. In the winery, minimal winemaking intervention ensures the integrity of the fruit from vineyard to bottle. Paxton vineyards are spread across a diverse number of sites and soil types, which are managed without compromise from planting to harvest. David Paxton continues to strive to minimise inputs and manages the Paxton vineyards biodynamically – a system of farming without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through the use of natural compost preparation. In 2011 Paxton became a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine producer.
Chateau Gigognan Cotes du Rhone 2019
A good classic from the southern part of the Rhone Valley known for the dominant Grenche varietal. Beautifully defined aromas of ripe berries and dried Provençal herbs. Soft, juicy and easy upfront, the palate unfolds elegantly with notes of fresh tobacco, red berries and underbrush. The finish goes on and on.
Ministry Of Clouds Kintsugi GSM 2018 – A Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz and Cinsault blend , the Kintsugi is vintage dependent. Such a pretty wine, it has a softly-softly delivery as it caresses the mouth. Red berry fruit up front with peppermint very much relaxing out the back. Lighter than expected in the mouth, a gentle rub of earthiness gets me further enthused. Another whiff and purple flowers and blueberries waft on by. A minerally feel is apparent too along with some dried herbs for good measure. What sets this wine apart is the absolute marriage of all parts creating a seamless result. It’s hard not to be in love. Delightful.
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