Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Address: Shop 1/780 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016 | Tel: 02 9310 5454
Mas Amiel is 170 hectares and owned by Olivier Decelle. It benefits from an exceptional location in the heart of the Vallée de l’Agly near Maury. In the north it is protected by the Corbières, on the south by the Pyrenees. Mas Amiel can also enjoy a unique semi-dry Mediterranean climate. Olivier Decelle is supported by a consultant of international repute: Claude Bourguignon, a specialist in the field of soil microbiology. Both he and Olivier Decelle have a very great respect for nature.
This domain especially makes sweet wines but this dry white wine is a pearl of great freshness and quality.
VERTIGO is elaborated from a selection of young parcels, on schist-laden slopes, facing North and South, and including remarkable deep limestone schist, specific to MAS AMIEL.
Tilling is the only technique used to manage the soils. The vineyards produce an average yield of 25 hl/ha out of a plantation density of 4,000 vines/ha.
Region: France, Languedoc-Roussillon
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.
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.
Fragrant, peppery, medium-bodied .An elegant shiraz whose track-record indicates it will drink well over many years.
Craiglee has been a core member of the Victorian wine industry for over 40 years. But our history stretches back much further…
James Stewart Johnston, a member of the Victorian Parliament, and a prominent Melbourne businessman, originally planted vines at Craiglee in 1863.
The first plantings comprised about 16 acres, made up of a number of varieties, but over time, 2 varieties proved most successful. These were shiraz and riesling.
James S Johnston made wine at Craiglee for about 12 years, during which time he built a substantial bluestone winery that utilised the gravity feed system. Grapes were brought to the upper level by horse and dray, crushed, fermented on the next level and fed into barrels below. The building is constructed to take advantage of the natural slope, and nestling into the hill behind the house, it affords perfect cellaring conditions year round (that we still use today).
The most notable wine of this period was the 1872 Hermitage (shiraz) which was highly awarded at International Wine shows of the time. James’ son, Wilfred, continued to make wine at Craiglee until the 1920s when changing economic circumstances and public tastes forced a change of enterprise. The paddocks were turned over to fat lamb production, and the doors were closed on the winery.
Patrick Carmody, an agricultural science graduate, took over the management of his family farm in Sunbury in the early 1970s. When several bottles from the original winery were opened at a function in Melbourne, it became clear that the Sunbury site provided a unique terroir ideal for the growth of cool-climate wines. As a result Patrick planted vines on the site of the original vineyard in 1976 and processed the first wine in 1979. The first commercial quantity was released in 1982 with the 1980 shiraz.
Patritti Shiraz 2019
Patritti Shiraz 2019 is classic McLaren Vale style with raspberry, plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours. Oak and fruit tannins are integrated and balanced giving great line, length and structure.
Giovanni Patritti was among the first Italian immigrants to arrive in South Australia. In 1925, a 25 year old Giovanni boarded a ship at the port of Genoa and left his Piedmontese village of Carru for a brighter future. He believed he was on his way to America to meet his sister. Instead he landed at Port Adelaide, South Australia, on the 28th of April, 1926. With not a word of English, Giovanni still managed to swiftly gain employment. He changed his Italian name to the more ‘Australian’ John, and after a number of different jobs, began selling ice-cream at the gates of the Botanic Gardens in Adelaide. Just one year later, Giovanni was leasing vineyards in the Brighton District, 15km south of Adelaide City (now the City of Marion), and making wine for the ‘new Australians’. By the late 1920s Giovanni owned a number of acres of vineyard and had built a winery with his best friend, Cristiano (Jimmy) Bissacca. From the late 1920s until the 1960s, Patritti predominantly produced dry red table wines and fortified wines. Out of a need to diversify and continue business growth in the early 1970s, the Patritti family came up with an ingenious and resourceful solution – one that has remained a unique point of difference for more than 40 years. 1974 saw the first release of 100% natural non-alcoholic sparkling grape juices from wine grapes. Some years later apple juice was introduced. Since the late 2000s, Patritti has shifted their focus towards premium wines and adopted ‘new’ and rare grape varieties, adding depth and diversity to an already extensive range. Patritti has been awarded the coveted red five-star winery status by international wine icon, James Halliday, and maintains this ranking by receiving over 90 points for multiple wines each year. Consecutive vintages of Patritti’s flagship wine, JPB Single Vineyard Shiraz, which lauds the arrival of Giovanni Patritti in 1926, have been rated an impressive 97 points by Halliday.
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.
Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Syrah 2018
This unashamedly medium bodied Syrah styled Shiraz shows lovely lifted spice, clove, orange peel, liquorice, plum, blackberry and earthy notes. The palate displays a wonderful core of elegant blue/black fruits, spice and fine tannins. The lifted fruits are supported by a nice core of oak and stalk tannin.
Hand picked fruit was refrigerated overnight before being carefully destemmed in order to retain whole berries. This fruit was conveyed into bins and again refrigerated whilst the stems were washed and dried in the sun for 5 days. The dried stems were placed in an open fermenter and the whole berry fruit was then poured over the stalks. The must was soaked for about 4 days before the wild ferment kicked in. Once the ferment was active we started to plunge and foot stomp the whole fruit and dried stems. After ferment was complete we pressed the skins and transferred the wine into 15% new French oak puncheons for 16 months maturation.
Warramate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 A medium-bodied “classic” claret style featuring a succulent, fruit-layered palate integrated with earthy complexity & fine dusty tannins. Juicy acidity underscores well-weighted voluminous fruit & a deep, long finish, combining generosity & concentration with finesse rarely found at this price point.
Minnow Creek The Black Minnow Sangiovese Cabernet 2018 Showing a generous entry of bright red fruits leading to an intense burst of deep vibrant dark cherry fruits with a touch of typical savouriness from the Sangiovese. The mid palate shows a rich complexity of red and black fruits derived from the Cabernet component.The back palate combines an intense array of vibrant complex berry flavours and allspice finishing with a delightful fine tannin structure of great length.
Eldorado Road Quasimodo 2019
40% Nero d’Avola / 32% Durif / 28% Shiraz
To understand Quasimodo you must venture beyond the surface and explore the inner soul. As individual varietal wines they can struggle for love but when blended together they can sing, shine and bring harmony.
Quasimodo is a unique Australian blend of Nero d’Avola, Durif & Shiraz sourced from the regions of Eldorado and Beechworth. It’s an amalgam of flavour and colour culminating in a complex rewarding wine.
The composition of this blend changes year on year depending on the season, the consistent desire is to create an affable drink that has layers of complexity built in through the unique varieties and vineyards it is composed of. The 2019 Quasimodo is very much in the medium bodied spectrum, plenty of bright fruit, lifted floral bouquet and fine chalky tannins.
In 2019 the Nero d’Avola came from our home vineyard at Eldorado planted on rare decomposed red granite soils, washed down from the Beechworth Plateau by the meandering Ready Creek that runs through the farm. Two different Nero ferments made their way into this year’s blend, picked at different about 10 days apart at different ripeness (12.3 & 13.1 baume), all fermented wild and one containing approximately 20% whole bunch. Basket pressed and seasoned for 16 months in aged French Oak Puncheons on gross lees.
The Shiraz component in 2019 comes from both the Mt Pilot Estate Vineyard (Eldorado) & Battely Vineyard (Beechworth). We really can’t overstate the quality of the fruit grown by Lachie and Penny Campbell at Mt Pilot Estate. Much like our own vineyards in Eldorado it falls just outside the Beechworth GI so is often overlooked, but the wine made from this fruit would make a stand alone Shiraz that would give the best from Beechworth a run for their money. The vineyard is in an isolated location up a dirt track perched in the Eldorado hills (The same granite formation as the Beechworth Plateau) amongst the boulders of an ancient granite outcrop. This vineyard is painfully low yielding and produces grapes of incredible concentration and flavor, we pick at around 13 baume to retain freshness. Fruit was split into 2 ferments, both gently destemmed to preserve whole berries with one containing approximately 20% whole bunches for a lifted perfume. Wine made from these grapes is consistently at the pointy end of our pre blending classification tasting and as previously stated would make an excellent stand alone wine. Something we have often pondered but due to tiny quantities of fruit available and its importance in this blend we have not yet pursued this pipe dream.
The second Shiraz component comes from two separate ferments of fruit from the Battely Vineyard that we manage in Beechworth. Both ferments were whole berry and displayed fresh fruit and fine graphite like tannins, the perfect fit for Quasimodo.
In 2019 Durif for Quasimodo was sourced from 2 vineyards, our home vineyard in Eldorado and excitingly the first crop from newly grafted vines at the Mt Pilot Estate just down the road. Both are cooler sites for this variety and produce elegant wines of restraint and finesse, a far cry from some of the monster powerhouses made from this variety. Part of the Eldorado component was fermented in a specialized puncheon fermentor, we have found wines fermented in these vessels have a really unique texture and mouthfeel, another layer of complexity in this unusual blend.
We are very conscious not to over extract the fruit as we want Quasimodo to be a wine that is a pleasure to drink in its youth with or without food, so as with all our reds it was hand plunged once daily and gently basket pressed straight to oak. Unfined, lightly filtered, Vegan Friendly. Bottled July, 2020.
Marq DNA Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Lifted aroma of blueberry, black currant and chocolate mint with hints of cedary oak and signature Margaret River tomato leaf.
A full bodied wine with a rich juicy palate and abundant fine velvety tannins. It has intense red and black fruits with a background of tasty oak and hints of black jub and mocha.
Haut Faugères 2014 – Saint Emilion Grand Cru
A blend of 85% Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. As the second label of Château Faugères a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé since 2012, the management of the vineyard and winemaking process are the same. The The vines are on average 20 years old producing a yield of 27 hl/ha on average. The harvest is hand-picked and sorted twice at the cellar. Once the grapes are destemmed, the must will undergo a pre-fermentation skin maceration at 10°C for 3 to 4 days to extract colour, flavours and structure. The fermentations will last about 3 weeks at 28°C to 30°C in conical oak vats. The wine will then be aged in french oak barrels for 14 months which are one and 2 years old.
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