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d'Arenberg 6 pack

A Connoisseur’s Choice

Connoisseur’s Choice

Six truly outstanding wines from around the regions.

Please note that the wooden case is not included

NOMINAL VALUE £258.00.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£245.00 per case

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz

d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz

d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz – the flagship wine from a premier league winery.

Brooding and alluring, plum, blackberry, liquorice and spice entwine with a raft of dark, earthy notes.

This iconic wine always displays the power and intensity of McLaren Vale Shiraz, yet has an elegance and refinement that few other wines from the region possess. It’s vibrant and lifted on the nose with bustling red fruits and savoury spice. The palate is long, linear and pure with tightly wound tannin and mouth-watering acidity. Beneath the layers of blueberry, pomegranate and Satsuma Plum is an intriguing core of earth and crushed rocks. If stored correctly, this wine should age for 15+ years.

Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French and old American oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.

Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often affected vines are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an ‘arm’ of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity.

Outstanding, Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine
96, Halliday Points
4 Stars, Winestate Magazine New Release Wine Show, 2018
19/20, Raymond Chan
94, Nick Stock, James Suckling

https://www.darenberg.com.au/dead-arm-shiraz-2015

d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz a truly great Aussie Red.

For the full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

An iconic Australian winery producing wines loved the whole world over.

 

 

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Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

A true individual showcasing the essence of Grenache, sourced from vines that have been in the ground for more than 125 years.
Year after year these veteran vines give up small quantities of exceptional grape

This single vineyard Grenache has been crafted from grapes sourced from the block we call VG05. This block comprises of 820 gnarly
old bush vines that were planted in 1889. The Nursery vineyard features deep sandy loam layers underlain with red-brown clay layers.
These soils are generally very deep and hold large volumes of water within their pore spaces, essential for good growth. As temperatures increase and evaporation levels rise, moisture levels in the sand decrease rapidly, but the vine is able to then draw moisture from the underlying clay. With careful management, dry grown vines on these soils can consistently produce outstanding quality fruit.

The grapes were handpicked and crushed to our 8 tonne open top stainless steel fermenters. The wild yeasts present on the grape skins
initiated fermentation; cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete fermentation. Remaining ‘on skins’ post-fermentation for
35 days, this extended maturation helps to contribute an even greater complexity and individuality to the wine. The resulting wine is one of individuality, richness, texture and complexity.

Dense black purple in colour, this wine has aromas of fig, plum, cassis, violet, rose petals, dark ganache and briar; all seamlessly
melded together between melted liquorice and Turkish coffee notes. The palate shows bittersweet chocolate, smouldering black
tea and charcoal, with notes of hot stone and lavender lurking in the background. A tarry spine keeps it all balanced, with finely
beaded acidity and a graphite filled finish. This wine wonderfully captures the power and drive of the 2012 vintage.
For something different, enjoy with dark chocolate fondant and Turkish delight ice-cream.

For more information on the winery go to https://www.yalumba.com/about-us

To see our full range of Yalumba products go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/yalumba/

Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

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Yalumba The Virgilius

Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier

Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier

The Virgilius is Yalumba’s most distinguished Viognier – a wine that shows power with restraint. As Yalumba’s most premium
and enchanting white wine, it is loved by wine lovers looking for something beyond the more conventional offering.

Terroir & Site
After 35 years we believe that the Eden Valley has proved its place as one of the great homes of Viognier. The ‘new’ clones, imported
by the Yalumba nursery, are starting to mature and bear fruit that we can compare to each other and our established vineyards. While
not enough volume or vine age for The Virgilius yet, the diversity of this material will help us to look at further planting material.
Winemaking & Viticulture
Handpicked grapes were whole-bunch pressed directly to mature French oak barriques, where they were fermented by ‘wild’ or
indigenous yeasts occurring naturally in the vineyard. These wild yeasts play a small and subtly different part in the development of
the wine, creating layers of richness, complexity, fine textures and flavours. After fermentation the wine was aged on lees with regular
batonnage for ten months to further heighten the palate weight and increase the complexity and flavour generosity.
TastingComments

The nose has intense aromas of early season just picked apricots, cardamom, white pepper and fresh ginger. Lifted ginger spice
is layered on the palate with mineral sourdough like texture and complex apricots and almond savouriness. The trademark
Viognier lusciousness of the palate is clearly evident in this wine. It is complex while at the same time showing purity and restraint
that will unwind slowly in the glass and take the imbiber on a sensory journey. At its best with food, The Virgilius complements a wide range of flavours, particularly dishes with spice and rich flavours. Try with poached pike perch; grilled sirloin and chips; beef rendang; pan fried herb stuffed mushrooms; or fresh gnocchi with olive oil and shaved truffles.

To find out more about the winery go to https://www.yalumba.com/about-us

To see our full range of Yalumba product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/yalumba/

Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier

2 in stock

Charles Melton Grains of Paradise Shiraz

Charles Melton Grains of Paradise Shiraz

Charles Melton Grains of Paradise Shiraz – Fruit from one of Charles Melton`s finest Barossa blocks makes up the majority of this wine. It is a more elegant model of the Barossa Shiraz tradition but still retains the warmth and generosity of the Barossa. Sweet rich warm and cuddly. Big firmer classic Barossa style in contrast to the Voices. Less new oak evident and more a style that will evolve into that sweet cedar Barossan burgundy style that typified Barossa Shiraz. Dark, rich, fruitcake flavours that will complex and soften with age.

Deep opaque colour. First impression is lifted vanillin with savoury spice fruit following. Weighty coffee/mocha flavour and structure in the mouth with a touch of greengage plum and apparent tannins. Has excellent density and lingering flavours that will stand this wine in great stead in the cellar.
VINIFICATION
A mix of hand plunged & pump over techniques in the traditional style influenced this wine. No whole bunch is undertaken for the Grains of Paradise Shiraz and the wine is finished in barrique with all the press wine included. American Oak is sent to France for a 36 month European seasoning before being coopered into barriques using the immersion bending technique The wine is then aged “sur lie” to give our interpretation of the traditional Barossa style with a contemporary twist.

Charles Melton Grains of Paradise Shiraz

To see our full range of Charles Melton wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/charles-melton-wines/

To find out more about the winery go to http://www.charlesmeltonwines.com.au/

Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines, always at our winery on Krondorf Road, since 1984. It was in the mid 80’s that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was considered then a couple of unfashionable varieties; Shiraz and Grenache.

With these varieties, Charlie built a small range of classic dry reds including a Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre blend called the Nine Popes. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhone but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right.

3 in stock

Lethbridge Pinot Noir

Lethbridge Chardonnay

Lethbridge Chardonnay

Lethbridge Chardonnay is made with fruit from the Suma Park Vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula.  The soils are a shallow sandy clay over a limestone base and the wine produced from this site always has an oyster shell minerality.  The juice undergoes spontaneous fermentation in 100% new French oak and is matured in approx 50% new French oak puncheons.  This vintage has undergone a natural malo-lactic fermentation, although this does not happen in some years, we let nature decide.   We can do this because making Chardonnay with Geelong fruit is very special.  Geelong is considered the Goldilocks region for Chardonnay,  the cool climate means that we can ripen the fruit, with no fear of entering the over-ripe  ‘tropical fruit’  spectrum and we know that the acidity will persist throughout the critical ripening period.  The chardonnay pendulum of ‘big and buttery’ or ‘lean and mean’ is inconsequential to us, at Lethbridge we cast the trends aside and focus on delicious. This Chardonnay should develop over the next 5-10 years in the cellar, retaining acidity and the fruit flavours developing into grilled nuts and baked nectarines.

Lethbridge Wines is a boutique wine producer specialising in highly terroir-driven wines from some of the best vineyards in Victoria’s Geelong region, chosen after an exhaustive search in the mid 1990’s. Owner-winemakers Ray Nadeson and Maree Collis are not your average winemakers of a boutique winery. Both were initially trained as research scientists and hold PhD degrees in chemistry and medicine, respectively. While combining their scientific careers with winemaking, Maree and Ray completed the winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University. Ray states, “winemaking is not really that different to science, both are creative and both involve 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration”.

With total wine production capacity capped at 3,000 cases, the focus is on quality and individuality, with a strong emphasis on capturing the local terroirs. As well as understanding the importance of terroir, the partners have built a unique straw- bale winery, designed to recreate the controlled environment of cellars and caves in Europe. Winemaking is no less ecological: hand-picking, indigenous yeast fermentation, small open fermenters, pigeage (foot-stomping) and minimal handling of the wines throughout the maturation process are all part and parcel of the highly successful Lethbridge approach.

Lethbridge is a James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery that has built up a cult following in Australia and their wines are rarely seen outside of Melbourne; this is a great opportunity to sample these award winning wines from one of the few overseas allocations.

To see our full range of lethbridge wines go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/lethbridge/

For more information on gthe winery go to http://www.lethbridgewines.com

Lethbridge Chardonnay

3 in stock

Langmeil Jackaman's Cabernet Sauvignon

Langmeil Jackaman’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Bright, juicy and rich blue fruits flow onto the palate which is medium to full-bodied. Briary spice, black olive and cedary hints add to the complexity with a touch of new oak sweetness and silky tannins to add complexity to the fruity and velvety finish.

The Jackaman’s vineyard is home to Langmeil’s finest and rarest Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the 1960s during the Cabernet revolution in the Barossa. This vineyard was lovingly tended by the colourful Barossan Arthur Jackaman, a World War II paratrooper, boxer and butcher who in retirement passed his small plot into Langmeil’s care.
Aged for 25 months in a combination of new (36%) and second fill (64%) French oak hogsheads the Jackaman’s Cabernet Sauvignon displays lifted aromas of blackcurrants and blueberries that entwine with biscuity French oak, minty hints and savoury, black olive notes. Bright, juicy, blue fruits flow onto the palate which is medium to full-bodied. Spice, black olive and minty hints add to the complexity with a touch of oak sweetness and silky tannins to lengthen the fruity and velvety finish.

To see our full range of Langmeil product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/langmeil/

To find out more about the winery go to https://www.langmeilwinery.com.au/The-Wines

1 acre Jackaman’s Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard was planted in 1964 on a site consisting of darker loam and produces a harvest of 1-1.5 tonne. Of note, it was Arthur Jackaman’s foresight to plant Cabernet Sauvignon at the time which helped kick start an era that changed the Barossa’s focus from fortified winemaking to table wines.
The wonderful diversity of soil profiles makes our Lyndoch vineyard an ideal property for the planting of a range of varieties, including Shiraz and Viognier.

Capturing the distinctive hallmarks of Barossa’s rich viticultural landscape lies at the foundation of each Langmeil wine made with dedication and an individual style. Langmeil Jackaman’s Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of this

 

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