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d'Arenberg 6 pack

Australian multi region case – mixed

Australian multi region case – mixed

This mixed case of six includes a mixture of red and white wines from New South Wales, South Australia,  South Eastern Australia and Western Australia.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£96.46 £88.00 per case

Keith Tulloch Shiraz

Keith Tulloch Shiraz

Keith Tulloch Shiraz – A Rhone Valley style, with fully ripe Shiraz characters of blood plum and ripe black cherry fruit balanced with the exotic Viognier aromas of citrus blossom and rose petal. Married together these varieties produce a palate with richer aromatic charm, warm briar berry spice and a velvety medium-bodied balance. With a rich, ripe black-fruit softness on entry, and smooth roundness and chocolatey softness onto the finish. Adding to the mix is the finely integrated weave of supple oak, and a delicate floral hint of violets and rose-petal resulting in a beautifully complete blend. 5% Viognier.

Keith Tulloch Shiraz – a great wine from Hunter Valley

To see our full range of Kith Tulloch products go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/keith-tulloch/

To see more information on the winery go to https://keithtullochwine.com.au/

5 in stock

Paulett Polish Hill Riesling

Paulett Polish Hill Riesling

Paulett Polish Hill Riesling from Clare Valley

A Classic flinty and minerally Polish Hill River Riesling packed with notes of lemon and lime with a clean crisp finish.

To find out more about Paulett Wines go to http://paulettwines.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=101

To see our full range of Paulett Wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/?s=paulett

Paulett Wines are most famous and well known for Rieslings (currently 6 different styles). They even picked up the amazing accolade of ‘Best Riesling in the World’ at the 2010 Canberra International Riesling Challenge with the 2005 Aged release Polish Hill River Riesling. But they don’t stop there. They also have a Slightly wooded chardonnay and a delicious Watervale Semillon to add to the line up.

Since the first vintage in 1983 there have been many accolades received from within Australia and internationally including the great 1995 vintage winning both the Top Riesling at the Hyatt/Advertiser awards and Best Riesling in the Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide. The 2005 Aged Release Riesling won ‘Best Riesling in the World’, at the 2010 Canberra International Riesling Challenge . When asked about these accolades Neil said “This kind of recognition against all-comers is particularly rewarding however there is just as much of a thrill walking into a restaurant seeing people enjoying a bottle of our wine”.
Pauletts reputation for producing wines of finesse, elegance and intensity is justly earned and their skill and care can be seen consistently from vintage to vintage. Neil has a craftsman’s sensibilities coupled with over 40 years experience making wine – and it all shows. The current release wines have a touch more roundness and generosity than previously and it’s these subtle on-going improvements that have kept Pauletts at the forefront of Australian wine.

Paulett Polish Hill Riesling – we love this great Aussie Riesling and look forward to stocking their full range of wines in the very near future.

2 in stock

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc – A benchmark wine for Australian Sauvignon Blanc. The Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc is unwooded to maximise its varietal character. The aroma shows restrained Sauvignon grassiness coupled with riper fruit characters. The palate is young and lively with attractive varietal flavours and refreshing acidity. A lean yet flavoursome wine.

A great aperitif or serve with seafood
Best drinking within two years
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8°C
Produced using sustainable practices

Typically it shows a pink grapefruit character, concentration and mid-palate texture, which reflect the carefully selected sites and hand harvesting during the small window of perfect ripeness. 2018 was a standout year. The growing season weather behaved well overall, giving us well-balanced acidity and good flavour development in the pink grapefuit, lavender spectrum.

From our estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood, complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers. Hand picked. Cool fermentation in stainless steel followed by maturation on lees. Early bottling to retain freshness. Outstanding quality from a growing season that threatened, at times, to be tricky. After some heat in January, the moderate, dry and sunny months of February and March delivered beautifully balanced fruit. Crop levels were slightly below average, enhancing flavour and intensity.

Rated 96 points by James Halliday.

For more information on the winery go to https://www.shawandsmith.com/about

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

Shaw + Smith’s Balhannah Vineyard (35 hectares of vineyard) is planted predominantly to Sauvignon Blanc and close-planted Shiraz on property surrounding the winery at 340 – 380m elevation. The soil is free draining sandy loam over red clay with underlying quartzite and shale, with varying amounts of ironstone pebbles.

Decanter says “From high elevation vineyards, where yields are kept down and the grapes are hand-picked. This features crisply-scented lemon and bell pepper aromas with a hint of apricot. It’s really well balanced in the mouth, the succulent but saline citrus fruit backed up by richer hints of stone fruit and tangerine, alongside a layer of wafting herbs. Very elegant. “

 

25 in stock

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache

Simon Hackett Old Vine Grenache

Upbeat,bright, sun drenched fruit dominated, fills the corners of the mouth but at the same time is not heavy.

To see our full range of Simon Hackett product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/simon-hackett/

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

8 in stock

Katnook Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon

Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon by Katnook

Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon from Katnook- This is quintessential Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple, medium bodied wine with elegant aromas of red berries, violets and hints of mint. Well proportioned with generous fruit and a persistent finish.

Colour: Deep red with purple hues.

Nose: Attractive notes of blackcurrant, ripe plum and subtle hints of mint, chocolate and vanillin.

Palate: A medium bodied wine, expressing rich dark berry fruit, sweet spice and light oak characters.

Food Matching: Classic roast lamb, Asian BBQ beef ribs or vegetarian burritos with chimichurri sauce.

To see our full range of Katnook Estate product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/katnook-estate/

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

Katnook Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra.

The Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday enjoyment, inviting a modern generation of wine consumers to explore the pleasures of Coonawarra wine. The wines are grounded in the past but genuinely focused on the present. They are honest, fruit driven, harmonious and shine with pure Coonawarra character.

Katnook’s rich history stretches back to 1896, when Coonawarra’s first vintage was crafted in our Woolshed by entrepreneurial wine pioneer, John Riddoch – who immigrated from Scotland. He recognised the enormous potential of the maritime climate and unique terra rossa soils which now define Coonawarra wine styles.
But it all began even earlier. In 1861, Riddoch arrived in Coonawarra, after successfully operating a trading post in the goldfields. He purchased vast parcels of land over the years and was impressed with the remarkable rate of growth of fruit trees and vines. In 1867 John commissioned the building of his ‘Woolshed’ which still operates as Katnook’s barrel room today. Determined to encourage closer settlement in the southeast, in 1890 Riddoch formed the Coonawarra Fruit Colony, established its administration headquarters at ‘Katnook’ and sold off his land in 10 acre blocks. It was here at ‘Katnook’ that the Coonawarra wine region was born.
Riddoch planted 140 acres of vines and his first vintage in 1895 was a modest event in a neighbouring nursery shed. However, his second, with a much greater volume of fruit and attended to by qualified winemaker William Salter was made in the woolshed at ‘Katnook’ in 1896. By all accounts this second vintage gave an indication of the outstanding quality that was to come.

Katnook Founders Block Cabernet Sauvignon

46 in stock

Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay

Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay

.Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay

The Great Escape Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 2015
The Great Escape is our benchmark, cool climate Chardonnay produced from fruit grown in elevated vineyard sites which allow for a long ripening period which helps to maintain the natural sugar and acid balance of the grape. With moderate alcohol, focussed, crisp citrus fruit and a mouthwatering finish, this is an accomplished, truly modern style of this noble variety.

Vintage Conditions

Another dry season, no doubt influenced by El Niño, saw McLaren Vale and the Barossa have a very early, condensed harvest but up in the Hills, it was almost the perfect season. Much improved fruit set led to a healthy crop load wth even bunches that ripened gradually through February’s perfect conditions. Looking to retain natural acidity and energy in the wine, we hand-picked in two vineyards over the course of 10 days with the end result being some of the most pristine fruit we have witnessed.

Winemaking

As with all of our wines, the winemaking process is a gentle one with the intention of preserving the natural flavours of the wine while at the same time building layers of texture.

Fruit is picked in the cool of the early morning and goes directly to press where the free run juice is run off to tank to settle. We retain a relatively high level of solids in the ferment – half of which is done in tank with regular movement of lees and half is done in used French hogsheads with regular “battonage” of the lees to build flavour and texture. We do not encourage malolactic as we want to pre

 

For more information about our selection of wines from thistledown please visit https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/thistledown/

For more information about the winery please go to :  http://www.thistledownwines.com/

.Thistledown Great Escape Chardonnay – a great example of this truly Aussie varietal

5 in stock

5 in stock

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