The Wines

Producers Colour Regions Grape World

Information

Sale!
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.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£250.00 £235.00 per case

Ten Minutes Estate Chardonnay

Ten Minutes Estate Chardonnay

Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Chardonnay – After a very cold winter, the 2016 growing season had the highest average maximum temperature (23ºC v 21.8ºC avg), earliest flowering (10 days earlier than average) and harvest dates (23 days earlier than average) on record, lowest growing season rainfall (211mm v 348mm avg) and shortest hang time (budburst-harvest; 21 days shorter than average). The result was a dry and warm vintage with good yields.

Grapes hand-harvested through march, whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice was transferred to 19% new French oak barriques. Fermentation by indigenous yeasts preceded a partial (83%) malolactic fermentation in spring and regular stirring of lees was carried out over a 11 month barrel maturation. Bottled unfined after filtration.

Now a blend of four vineyards, the Estate Chardonnay takes a different tack this year, the vintage warmth delivering a wine that has more width and volume. There’s an extra edge of white chocolate on the nose this year too, though backed with a more traditional white peach and nectarine that is the Ten Minutes by Tractor trademark. Underneath, it’s a broadly proportioned wine with a notable depth of flavour this year – a more full-throttle Estate Chardonnay – though with plenty of acidity to carry off the style.

Food :: Temperature Creamed salmon roe, with richness to match the wine. Serve at 10–13°C.

Best drinking 2018-2026

For more information on the vineyard go to https://www.tenminutesbytractor.com.au

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

Ten Minutes by Tractor is the convergence of wine journeys that began almost 40 years ago, a group of individuals and vineyards that fortuitously came together over time to create the winery that exists today.
Our winery started in 1997 with three family owned vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart. Since then we have added new vineyards, but all have their own unique character with different aspects,
slopes, soils, altitude and winds which flow through the valleys up from Bass Strait. Cool places. Beautiful places. Places that are defined by the wines we make and which can seem like worlds apart.

4 in stock

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.

 

 

28 in stock

Balhannah Vieyard Shiraz by Shaw & Smith

Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz by Shaw & Snith

Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz by Shaw & Smith

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.

To see our full range of Shaw and Smith product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/shaw-smith/

For more information on the Shaw and Smith winery go to https://www.shawandsmith.com/

Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz by Shaw & Smith – a great wine from a top class winery

2 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/

 

1 in stock

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

5 in stock

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

5 in stock

2 in stock

Tags:
Australian Wines Online c/o Wine Buffs Ltd, 19 Hurleston Way, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6XN
Newsletter

Newsletter Registration

Enter your email to recieve latest newsletters and updates

This website uses Cookies to improve your browsing experience. View Cookies Policy

I'm fine with this