The fruit for this wine was co-fermented to ensure maximum extraction of floral notes from the skins of the viognier. The ferment was kept at between 18 and 22 degrees to retain these varietal characters.Once the wine had finished primary and malolactic fermentation it was matured in French and American oak for 12 months before being filtered and bottled.
98% Shiraz, 2% Merlot. Another text-book vintage in Margaret River with consistent, almost rhythmic temperature patterns throughout the ripening season, resulting in excellent balance and physiological ripeness of fruit. Reasonable yields were obtained despite a handful of blocks being exposed to heavy storms in Spring reducing their cropping potential, but overall quality is excellent.
All St Hallett wines are made from 100% Barossa fruit. Shiraz is king in the region, but our winemakers are always on the hunt for good quality Barossa Cabernet that can flourish in certain areas. During the ripening period, our winemakers and viticulturalist have constantly monitored both the sugar/acid ripeness and flavour development, co-ordinating the harvest when all parcels are at their optimum.All vineyards are crushed and fermented separately. The Cabernet vineyards destined for this wine were fermented between 6 and 8 days at 22 to 24 degrees. Post fermentation the wine was partially matured in French and American Oak before being blended and bottled.
Rich and flavoursome red wines have been an Australian favourite for many years. This classic red wine is no exception and was blended to achieve exactly this. The McGuigan Black Label Red is a very consistent wine which has made it an all time favourite and the number 1 selling red wine in Australia.
As Tatachilla’s flagship wine, Foundation Shiraz represents a commitment to excellence in both viticulture and winemaking. Foundation Shiraz celebrates the best of one of region’s top varieties: Shiraz.By selecting the best parcels of grapes from low yielding Shiraz vineyards for this wine elegant expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz, Foundation Shiraz epitomises the richness of superbly ripened McLaren Vale fruit.
This range of wines were affectionately named after the founders family cottage which he built in 1845, one year after he planted his first vines on his property in Magill.Rawson's Retreat wines present classic single-varietal and varietal blends in an approachable, fresh-flavoured style. Drawing on extensive vineyard resources, these wines offer first-rate quality presenting the drinker with an affordable taste of everyday Australian wine at its best. We invite you to explore and enjoy the Rawson’s Retreat range of wines.
Merlot was originally used as a blending variety, often forming the major component. It tends to be lower in tannins, thus adding some softness to other more powerful reds. Recently it has become increasingly popular as a single varietal. Australian merlots come in many styles although all predominantly feature rich plum flavours. On its own, merlot produces a smooth rich wine and this is a prime example.
The Regional Range (RR) range embodies the spirit and diversity of winemaking and mainly consists of single varietals from the warm inland river regions, ensuring plenty of fruit flavour with a smooth and balanced palate. These fruity and easy drinking wines are styled to display true varietal character, uncomplicated by secondary winemaking practices.
If there were medals for easy drinking, Merlot would win gold.Ahh Merlot, how do you do it to us? Sometimes when you drink Merlot you could be excused for thinking you had a hole in your glass. Where did that wine go? Soft, fleshy with lots of ripe fruit flavour, this Merlot offers a plush, rich drink with plenty to enjoy through to the lingering, juicy finish.
Pepper Tree's Stonefields Vineyard in Wrattonbully is a multi award winning vineyard: the wines from this vineyard have received a total of 7 gold medals at the 2015 Limestone Coast Wine Show, and the Pepper Tree Single Vineyard Block 21A Cabernet Sauvignon won 4 trophies including Champion Wine of Show at this show alone!The Pepper Tree Stonefields Vineyard range has been created exclusively for GraysWine to offer outstanding wines from this prestigious vineyard at prices offering fantastic value!
The 2015 vintage on the Mornington Peninsula will be remembered for its very high quality, in particular for Pinot Noir. Conditions became very dry towards the end of the season, but they were also very mild, with maximumtemperatures during the majority of ripening rarely surpassing 25oC. The result was highly synchronised sugarflavour ripening, with each of our different vineyard sites scattered across the Peninsula ripening on cue, allowing an orderly harvest for our pickers.The hand-picked fruit was mostly de-stemmed into small open two and three tonne fermenters, with daily hand plunging and gentle pump overs during fermentation.Approximately 7% of the fruit was fermented in separate fermenters as whole bunches. After 12-22 days on skins, the wine was pressed to a mix of fine grain French oak (15% new) for malo-lactic fermentation. A portion of thefinal blend was also retained in stainless steel tanks, to promote the vibrant fruit profile we cherish with Stonier Pinot Noir.
Cloudy Bay's Marlborough Pinot Noir journey began 30 years ago in 1985 with their first plantings of pinot noir grapes. Since that time the winemakers have relentlessly pursued their goal to make Pinot Noir which expresses the very best of the Marlborough region – taking a traditional, purist approach to crafting a complex, seamless pinot. Today Cloudy Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir is recognised as one of Marlborough's finest.Cropped at very low levels from some of the finest vineyard sites in Marlborough, Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir is opulent and aromatic with a silky palate that reveals layers of dark red fruits, savoury dried herbs, and delicious toasty oak.
Tatachilla has had a long love affair with Merlot, great food and great company. It was identified early that the Mediterranean climate, with warm and dry summers and wet, cool winters was well suited to the variety. The cooler sub-region of Clarendon is the ideal home for Merlot, naturally refreshing acidity balanced with flavour and length.
While some Shiraz can be over the top, this wine offers some seriously easy drinking, even when the wine is young. Red fruits dominate the nose and mouth, but subtle spice and a hint of dusty tannins join in for good measure. A perfect winter warmer and yet surprisingly drinkable all year around.
Fruit is sourced from carefully selected parcels of Shiraz grown on the red cambrian soils of Northern Heathcote. Fruit is harvested at 14.0-15.0 Baume to achieve a balance of fruit ripeness and balanced acidity. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into both static and rotary fermenters. The resultant wine is then fermented for up to two weeks on skins prior to pressing and racking. A third of the blend is matured for 5 months in older casks and the remainder stays in tank for freshness and brightness.
Rosemount Estate Diamond Label is Rosemount’s most well-known range. Always a crowd pleaser, Diamond Label delivers great tasting, quality wines that are widely enjoyed around the world. The bright, fresh-fruit flavours of Diamond Label are the perfect expression of Rosemount Estate signature style. Sourcing fruit from McLaren Vale and other renowned South Australian regions, these wines are vibrant, fresh and ready to drink.
The adventure began when Philip purchased the land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988. In close proximity to the region’s highest peak, Mt Canobolas, Koomooloo vineyard rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone.Shiraz from Orange is quite unique in style compared to most other regions in Australia and is more reminiscent of the Northern Rhone, France. Our Idiot Shiraz is a young wine that has a lovely colour – deep red with some purple hues. The aroma is spicy, lifted and intense. There is an appealing liquorice character to the intense fruit aromas. Bright full fruit flavours in a medium-bodied package; classic cool area shiraz – some spice integrated with red fruits; lovely soft tannins and finish.
Hanwood Estate wines have had a reputation for outstanding value since 1970. Awarded 24 Trophies, 94 Gold & 241 Silver medals since 1981. This range allows for the adventurous and bargain hunters to be satisfied with exceptional wines with great quality and personality. (238266-16)
For over 20 years, Petaluma's Coonawarra has been predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, two of the best varietals from South Australia's renowned Coonawarra region. The fruit for Coonawarra is sourced from two main sites, the Evans Vineyard and the Sharefarmers Vineyard. The average age of vines at Petaluma's Evans and Sharefarmers Vineyards is in excess of 30 years and these hand pruned, close spaced, vertical canopy vines are naturally balanced at modest crop levels of 5 tonnes/hectare of hand picked fruit.
The 2015 Deakin Estate Merlot fruit was fermented in sweeping arm Potter fermenters with pump overs designed to extract good colour and only, soft round tannins, appropriate to the style. Pressing and malolactic fermentation were followed by slow maturation to add oak complexities before blending.
The great 2016 vintage was ideal for the early ripening Merlot for this vintage we selected parcels from three growers, the fruit was picked at optimim ripeness to generate a little more flesh. (233519-1)
Church Block was the first wine the late Greg Trott produced under the Wirra Wirra label back in 1972. He took the name from one of the original vineyards, which runs next to the small Bethany Church (Est 1854) across the road from Wirra Wirra’s century old ironstone cellars. Over four decades, the Church Block label has become an Australian favourite.
Barwang wines are sourced from the cooler climate regions to deliver expressive, distinctive flavours. This Shiraz was created with fruit from the Hiltops region in New South Wales, a region known for producing elegant, long lived wines.
A new range of wines from the Doc Adams Wines of McLaren Vale stable made by Adam Jacobs, the Solaris range of wines feature vibrant colours and aromas typical of their variety and their region of McLaren Vale, South Australia.Adam Jacobs has been making wine for Doc Adams Wines since 2005 and this range depicts a new approach to enjoyable wines that you can drink now. Made ready to go now the range is colourful and has style and finesse.
Penfolds Rawson's Retreat wines present classic single-varietal and varietal blends in an approachable, fresh-flavoured style. Drawing on Penfolds' extensive vineyard resources, the wines offer a first-rate quality and value guarantee, presenting the drinker with an affordable taste of everyday Australian wine at its best.Launched in 1995, Rawson's Retreat is the introductory level for Penfolds wines. The name Rawson's Retreat is an informal reference to the stone cottage built in 1845 by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold at the famous Magill vineyard in Adelaide, where - with wife Mary and daughter Georgina - he had settled the year before and was to soon establish the Penfolds winery, which still operates today.
Hardys Nottage Hill Shiraz is a full-bodied dry red that shows spicy varietal fruit flavours typical of Australian Shiraz. Rich and smooth, subtle oak adds complexity and the tannins are fine and well integrated. (238013-2)
The Stoneleigh Latitude range heralds from an area in Marlborough known as the 'Golden Mile'. This 'Golden Mile' is a fertile strip of land covered with ancient riverstones and is highly regarded for its outstanding grape-growing conditions. The resulting wines are aromatically lifted, as well as riper in spectrum, a result of higher concentration of the stones in the area and the effect these have on the vines.
The complex palate reveals itself with style. Traditionally assertive Coonawarra tannins are evident at first, before giving way to a mid palate filled with ripe cassis, olive tapenade and complex briary hints.
Our name Latitude 34 Wine Co reflects our geographical location and pays tribute to the early maritime explorers and traders who passed by our corner of the world centuries ago. Bounded by oceans on three sides, our wine appellations experience a distinct Mediterranean climate often likened to the Bordeaux region.This classic Australian blend exhibits the spiciness of Shiraz along with the depth of the Cabernet. (233682-5)
The Cravens Place Shiraz is sourced primarily from the northern, warmer area of Heathcote. This may sound like an exaggeration but a couple of degrees can make a big difference and allows us to create this wine in a modern, fruit forward style with immediate appeal.