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Connoisseur’s Choice

Connoisseur’s Choice

Six truly outstanding wines from around the regions.

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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 greatest wines.

For more information on the winery go to https://www.majellawines.com.au/

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

The Malleea by Majella

Winemaking and Viticulture
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. The wine is then aged for another 18 months in these barrels before being bottled in
imported fine italian bottles.
Vintage Conditions
Coonawarra experienced an excellent vintage in 2013 which was characterised by a warm, dry
summer followed by a cool autumn: optimal
conditions for our Cabernet and Shiraz.
2013 promises to produce strong wines with high colour density, fruit concentration and tannin structure.
Winemakers Comments
The 2013 “The Malleea” is a dark magenta colour, with a bright purple hue. Lush mulberry, black
currant, 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.
Cellaring: 15 – 20 years
Majella Wines
Lynn Road Coonawarra South Australia 5263 T 08 8736 3055 F 08 8736 3057 E admin@majellawines.com.au W www.majellawines.com.au
Grape Variety
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Shiraz
Region
Coonawarra

 

 

1 in stock

Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

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.

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 – a great wine from a top class winery

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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.

This is an amazing riesling, perhaps the best yet under this label. It has intense lemon grass and lime juice characters which follow through on to the palate. The flavours are intensely concentrated, powerful and show incredible depth. The vibrant natural acidity balances the sweetness and lingers long and dry on the finish.
‘Inspired by the best dry Rieslings of Europe, Alea is produced in the international style, made to the Grosset standard. From the Rockwood vineyard in Watervale where the likeness to European fruit was first noticed in 2007, this wine offers great versatility; people, food, situations. The flavour and balance of the 2017 vintage are exquisite and the best so far.’ JG
Ageing Potential: First vintage 2012 so as yet unknown, however probably 15 years
Source: Grosset Rockwood Vineyard (ACO certified organic)
Fruit Flavours: Kaffir lime with hints of white flowers and herbs
Profile: Almost dry, underpinned by a linear acidity: fragrant, generous, succulent and long
Fining: Nil- suitable for vegans and vegetarians

Awards & Reviews:
James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 18th November 2017
Jeffrey Grosset is able to make a divine nectar of this not quite dry, not quite sweet wine. Its circle of pure riesling flavours runs alongside mouthwatering acidity. In its style, it is perfection. 97 Points.

For more information on the winery go to https://www.grosset.com.au/

To see our great range of Aussie Riesling go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/grape/riesling/

Grosset Alea Riesling – A great Aussie Riesling

6 in stock

Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

Brooding and alluring nose with notes of blackberry, plum and savoury herbal spices. Full bodied and mouthcoating, led by deep, dark fruit characteristics, with flavours of licorice, dark chocolate and fig. Multi layered and complex with a savoury finish framed by fine grained tannins.

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

To find out more about the Mitolo winery go to https://www.mitolowines.com.au/

13 in stock

Ironstone Pressing GSM

d'Arenberg Ironstone Pressing GSM (2015)

The Ironstone Pressing GSM by d’Arenberg- Grenache, Shiraz , Mourvedre blend.

Most of McLaren Vale’s acclaimed and historic vineyards are impregnated with ancient, decomposed laterite granite known as ironstone. Its extraordinary rusty redbrown colour is derived from the iron oxides present in the stone. The larger pieces were cleared from the vineyards in the late 1880’s and utilised in many of the buildings at d’Arenberg, most notably the old stables. Hence the wine’s name.

The Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre components of Ironstone Pressing come from the best parcels from selected vineyards, and remain separate until final blending.These low yielding, old vines are picked in small parcels and remain separate until final blending. Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and then transferred to a mixture of new and used oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no finning or filtration.

Unctuous blackberry and plum notes lay at  the heart of this classic d’Arenberg example of a GSM. A spattering of exotic spices the likes of star anise, cardamom and nutmeg cling to the sweet, dark fruits and of course, it wouldn’t be a d’Arenberg wine without a rousing dose of earthy, gamey character. The palate is fleshy and juicy with an almost velvet like texture. Abundantly warm and generous but sufficiently structured to suggest this wine can go the long haul.

d’Arenberg Ironstone Pressing GSM – A great GSM blend from a classic family winery. One of the many brilliant d’Arenberg wines

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

For more information on the winery go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

 

 

 

9 in stock

Onannon Chardonnay Mornington Peninsular

Onannon Chardonnay Mornington Peninsular

Onannon Chardonnay Mornington Peninsular

From 19 year old vines on a single vineyard in Tuerong, this is the third year Onannon have worked with Bill Williams and the team at Tambo Estate. Bill painstakingly sorted the fruit which was placed straight into a cool room as it was being picked and trucked back in the cool of the night to be processed straight away. The grapes were crushed and a little amount of whole bunches were thrown into the press, the juice settled overnight and then racked it to barrel. We played around with different levels of solids. A Combination of yeasts were used to help build some complexity. No MLF. 20% new French Oak. 10 months in the barrel.

Notes of nectarine, citrus, fennel, jasmine and almond nougat with a feathering of spice and burnt matches. Medium bodied with flavours of lime juice and white peach, the sweet nutty complexity adds to the flavour and texture. There’s a delicious limey acidity and a long tight finish with cedar and zest in the aftertaste. Magic.

Try this wine with Try lemon roast chicken, baked Lemon Sole or shellfish.

To find out more about this winery go to http://www.onannon.com.au/

To see our range of Onannon product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/?s=onannon

Onannon Chardonnay Mornington Peninsular – a great wine from a relatively new but highly innovative producer.

Onannon is the venture of Sam Middleton, Kaspar Hermann and Will Byron, who donated the last two or three letters of their surnames to come up with Onannon. “Our aim is quite simply to make good wine.” A noble and modest mission statement from this Pinot Noir-focussed producer that also dabbles in single site Gippsland Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula Pinot Gris and Yarra Valley Rosé. Onannon is the venture of three friends who started small and are still small, but now they make 1,000 cases a year rather than the 80 they produced in 2008. They make wine with a ‘garage’ philosophy, backed up by quality fruit and shared winemaking experience. The wine is made in a small purpose built winery on the Mornington Peninsula, and the approach is as hands-on now as it was on day one.

 

 

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