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Connoisseur’s Choice

Connoisseur’s Choice

Six truly outstanding wines from around the regions.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£216.00 £205.00 per case

The Malleea by Majella

The Malleea by Majella

The Malleea by Majella continues the great Australian tradition of Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blends.

We use the finest parcels of fruit from our oldest vines, ferment them gently in our modern fermentation cellar, and then finish off the ferment in new French oak hogsheads. After MLF the wine was then aged for another 18 months in these barrels before bottling in imported fine Italian bottles.

“The Malleea” is a rich, dark magenta colour with a bright purple hue. Lush mulberry, blackcurrant, blackberry and vanillin oak on the nose. The layered palate is of cassis, plum fruit and spice with undertones of mint. Fine structured tannins and subtle oak enhance the finish.

Truly one of Australia’s great wines!!!

6 in stock

Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

This is the first release of this wine. Fruit was sourced from close-planted low yielding vines at Shaw + Smith’s Balhannah Vineyard in the central Adelaide Hills, planted in 2005. The distinctive site has always shown potential for a single site wine, and in this particular year the fruit was outstanding. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite and shale. Low yields are achieved by aggressive pruning and pre-harvest bunch thinning. 2013 was a fine growing season, with some warm days balanced by consistently cool nights. It was relatively dry and grapes ripened a touch earlier than usual. The weather leading up to harvest was also mostly dry, ensuring perfectly healthy fruit. The Shiraz was hand picked and fermented as predominantly whole bunches (70%) and the remainder whole berries, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal intervention. No berries were harmed during the making of this wine! It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons for fourteen months, followed by a further fourteen months in bottle. Crimson in colour with purple at the rim. The nose is very perfumed – rose petals, dried herbs, and red berries. Initially it’s generous on the palate, with boysenberry, mulberry, and blueberry notes. Then more layers of flavour and texture reveal themselves. Some cinnamon, some fennel seed, some rhubarb; fine but firm tannins that extend the palate, accompanied throughout by fresh acidity and intense perfume.

3 in stock

Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay

Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay

The fruit for this wine comes from our vineyards in the Strathbogie Ranges and was harvested in the evening on the 25 of February.
The choice to harvest at night – in those cooler hours – is done to ensure that the fruit temperature remains low thus preserving
primary fruit flavours that are integral to the character of this wine.
This wine is 100% barrel fermented, the majority in French oak puncheons. About half of the batch was wild fermented. Wild yeast
adds a layer of complexity to the aroma of wine, and wild yeast ferments are often more textural than the same wine made using
cultured yeast – but perhaps this is because of other techniques? For example, oxidative juice handling and leaving solids in the juice
which go hand in hand with a spontaneous ferment.
We used cultured yeasts in the remainder of the wine were selected to add layers of complexity. The careful selection of yeast culture
contributes its own unique attributes to build layers of flavour in this wine. Some enhance fruity esters and others texture. QA23 is
Portuguese isolate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that has a good tolerance for cool fermentation temperature to enhance and retain
fruit flavours of white varieties. EC1118, also an isolate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae a reliable fermenter over a large temperature range
and contributes to the fruit spectrum of the wine. It also contributes to the yeasty characters when left on extended lees contact.
Biodiva is an isolate of Torulaspora delbrueckii that enhances mouthfeel, aromatic complexity and increases ester production. We used
a number of yeast to increase the overall complexity of the wine.

2016 was one of ten warmest years on record in Victoria. Rainfall was very low. This combination of conditions
produced a year of moderate yields and early ripening. Our main winemaking challenge was trying to find a balance between alcohol
and flavour. The vines were producing sugar at a high rate and flavours lagged behind to a degree. We
selected a parcel of Chardonnay from our good friends at Galli in Sunbury. The Chardonnay there is
very minerally and flinty, Chablis like in style. This was fermented using a cultured yeast, and our Upton
Run fruit fermented with wild yeasts.

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay is pale straw yellow in colour. The nose is packed with stone fruit characters, honey dew
melon and an inviting and rich toasty oak aroma. The palate is generous, complex and elegant with
flavours of fresh ripe stone fruits and honey toasted oak playing on the palate. A balanced and delicious
wine with a long finish.

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay matches beautifully with pan seared trout with a tarragon and brown butter sauce.

More details can be found at https://www.fowleswine.com/wine-store

Our range of Fowles Wines are shown at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/fowles-wine/

 

11 in stock

Grosset Alea Riesling

Grosset Alea Riesling

Grosset Alea Riesling

The Alea (pronounced ey-lee-uh) vineyard, is named for the Greek goddess of wisdom and courage, Athena Alea. The vineyard is situated at Watervale`s highest elevation, where the soil is poorer and tougher than that at the adjacent ‘Springvale’ vineyard. The low yields are vital to allow for full ripening at high acidity which Jeff Grosset is convinced is the key to success with the off-dry style.

8 in stock

Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon

Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon

Made solely from Cabernet Sauvignon, it is made from lightly dried grapes in an ‘Amarone’ style. This drying gives a richer, fuller style, and a superb wine of great individuality.

16 in stock

Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM

Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM

Charles Melton Nine Popes GSM – Blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre from old vines. Whilst the Nine Popes was initially modelled on Chateauneuf-du-Pape, it has evolved into an internationally recognised example of this style in its own right.

Medium deep colour, the bouquet is a lovely amalgam of cedar oak with softly sweet Grenache perfumes and some liquorice spice in the background. Elegantly defined palate with a fine balance between weight and strength., Plump mid palate with soft tannins. Some savoury grip to finish. Will richen in both perfume and body over the next decade.

6 in stock

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