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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 £246.00.

Producer: Colour: Mixed CaseSKU: CONNCASE

£230.00 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.

 

 

31 in stock

Henschke Julius Riesling

Henschke Julius Riesling – Eden Valley 

Pale straw with lime green hues. Lifted and fragrant aromas of citrus florals, frangipani, finger lime and kaffir lime leaf, with hints of bath salts and green peppercorn. Excellent flavour intensity showing concentrated citrus flavours of lime juice and Meyer lemon, supported by minerality and crispness for an incredibly long and dry finish.

For more information on the winery go to http://www.henschke.com.au/

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

 

 

 

 

7 in stock

The Vagabond Grenache by Thistledown

She's Electric Grenache by Thistledown

She’s Electric Grenache by Thistledown

Some vineyards have a remarkable story to tell and we came upon such a vineyard in late 2016. At the Seaview end of Chapel Hill Rd, its old bush vines contrasted by a planting of much younger Grenache. Apparently, half of the vineyard was burned when a bird caught light on a power line, fell to the ground and set light to the vineyard! We were so glad that some of the amazing old vines are still there for us to use.
Vintage Conditions
Right across South Australia, the 2019 vintage will be remembered as a very challenging one. Very dry conditions persisted throughout the growing season while some areas also had to contend with frost, hail and wind – all of which reduced the crop but helped increase concentration and quality. Our rosé was hand-picked in mid-February, before the extreme heat in early March, thus retaining the vibrant red fruits that we sought.
Winemaking
The fruit was hand-picked early in the morning of 1st March before swift transport to the winery where we retained 50% whole bunches. A gentle foot pressing helped establish the wild ferment. Once fermented, the wine was transferred to 300 litre used French oak hogsheads where it stayed for 6 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting
Aromatic, fragrant and almost pinot-like, this wine has great energy. Cranberry, spice and wild cherry combine with silky texture to create a beautifully elegant red.
Alcohol:13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.8g/l
pH: 3.62
Residual Sugar: 1g/l
SO2: 65mg/l
Fining: None
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes

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

To see our full range of Thistledown product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/thistledown-wines/

She’s Electric Grenache by Thistledown – great Grenache from an afficianado producer

3 in stock

The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Since its inaugural vintage in 1987, The Menzies, named after Sir Robert Menzies, politician and red wine enthusiast, has continued to grow in stature and quality. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes used for The Menzies are estate grown at Yalumba’s Coonawarra vineyard, an exceptional site in the heart of Coonawarra’s legendary terra rossa strip. Today, this premium Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon represents elegance of structure, finesse and longevity.

For more information on the Yalumba winery which produces this great wine go to https://www.yalumba.com/

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

 

3 in stock

Coolart Road Pinot Noir by Ten Minutes by Tractor

Coolart Road Pinot Noir from Ten Minutes by Tractor

The Coolart Road vineyard is the earliest picked of the Ten Minutes by Tractor vineyards and typically produces a more fleshy wine. Yet in 2016 it is a different beast, with darker, savoury, meaty plum fruit and an earthen edge. The grapes for this wine were picked over several days at a range of different ripeness levels, a move which ultimately delivers surprising complexity. A brooding Pinot Noir, from a vineyard otherwise known for easygoing flavours.

Grapes hand-harvested in mid February and, on arrival at the winery, 100% destemmed. A 3-7 day pre-ferment maceration preceded a 100% indigenous yeast fermentation with manual plunging throughout, followed by a short post-ferment maceration (a total of 15-25 days on skins). Following pressing and a short settling period the wine was transferred to 20% new French oak barriques. After a natural 100% MLF with warmer temperatures in spring, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered following a total of 12 months of oak maturation

The almost smoky edge would make this perfect with a smoky bresaola charcuterie platter. Serve at 14–17°C.

Best Drinking 2018-2028

To find out more about the Ten Minutes by Tractor Vineyard go to https://www.tenminutesbytractor.com.au/estate/

To see our full range of Ten Minutes by Tractor products go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/ten-minutes-by-tractor/

Ten Minutes Coolart Road Pinot Noir – More than 95% of this vineyard was planted with Pinot Noir in 2000 and 2001, the first vintage was 2005. In 2008 Ten Minutes by Tractor purchased half of the vineyard and used fruit for the first time under our label in 2009.
In 2012 small plantings (1.82ha) of white varieties (Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc) were removed from two blocks and replaced with Abel and Pommard clone Pinot Noir.
With the vines now at maturity we have released Single Vineyard Coolart Rd wines which represent a warmer style Pinot Noir from the north of the Mornington Peninsula. Single vineyard Pinot Noirs from Coolart Road have been made in 2016, 2015 and 2013.

3 in stock

Stargazer Tasmania Chardonnay

Stargazer Tasmania Chardonnay.

Single vineyard, wild ferment.

Samantha Connew’s excellent Chardonnay is from a single vineyard in the Coal Valley. The oak is superb, the fruit pristine but with body and intensity. Wild ferment. Keep for up to a decade and you will be rewarded. Sam Connew is ex Wirra Wirra and Tower Estate winemaker. Stargazer is her Tasmanian venture; the wines are made from carefully selected parcels of grower fruit.

Crafted from premium Coal Valley fruit, it’s all white peach, nougat and a little heady gardenia. Brilliant use of first-class oak enhances the intense and pristine fruit. Great mouthfeel and finish. Lingering.

To find out more about the producer go to http://stargazerwine.com.au/#news

Stargazer pays tribute to Abel Tasman, who as an explorer and navigator, must have spent a fair amount of time gazing towards the heavens. Tasman, a Dutchman under the employ of the United East India Company was the first European to sight Tasmania (on 24 November 1642) and then the South Island of New Zealand, nineteen days later on 13 December

To see our range of Stargazer product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/stargazer/

Located in the Tea Tree subregion at the northern end of the Coal River Valley, the original vineyard on Back Tea Tree Road was planted by Norm and Jan Gangell in 2004. Pretty much half and half riesling and pinot noir, the eleven hectare property is also home to an olive grove. Samantha Connew took over the property in 2016 and in late 2017 expanded the vineyard to include an additional two hectares of vines: more pinot noir (four clones), some chardonnay (anther four clones) and more riesling. Stage two of the expansion is planned for 2020 and will take me up to five hectares in total, and then the wine will be totally estate grown.
Palisander Vineyard (as she has named it) is located on brown dermosol soil over jurassic dolerite, the igneous rock which gives over half of Tasmania its distinctive geological formations (think the rocky outcrops on the Tasman Peninsula). The soil is particularly high in calcium which is a positive indicator for quality grapes, being associated with thicker skins and slower ripening. Whilst she is still very new to this whole grape grower caper, she believes in sustainable farming and am excited about leaving my bit of dirt better than I found it.

Stargazer Tasmania Chardonnay – great Tassie wine

2 in stock

1 in stock

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