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d'Arenberg 6 pack

Australian Mixed Red Wine Case

This mixed case of six includes reds from all around Australia.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£92.46 £88.00 per case

The Wild Pixie Shiraz

d'Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz

d’Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz 94% – Shiraz, 6% Rousanne

In 2006, Chester added a small parcel of Roussanne to The Stump Jump White. A wine journalist described him as a ‘wild pixie’ for concocting such a crazy blend. Taking that as a compliment, Chester went on to make an even more audacious blend with Roussanne, this time combining it with Shiraz.

This wine is very tight and closed and may need decanting upon opening. It has vibrant red berry, ironstone and lifted spice aromas. The palate is fine and linear and finishes with mouth puckering tannin and crunchy acidity. This wine is built to last and needs some cellaring to reach its full potential.

Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to open fermenters. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation, the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of old French and American oak to complete fermentation and matured for up to 12 months.

d’Arenberg The Wild Pixie Shiraz has an unmistakeable connection with the earth from which it emerged, and is the perfect accompaniment to a rustic BBQ cooked over a glowing campfire on a cold starry night. The flavours and aromas of earth, soot and game perfectly complement the setting. Dig deeper and find added complexities resembling rich, concentrated duck jus, quince paste and dried fig. Primary blackberry and mulberry notes appear as the wine develops in the glass. A generous warm wine with an abundance of savoury and dark fruits, completed by a fine emery like tannin trailing to subtle wood spice and vanillan notes.

A very different shiraz from the others in the range, but well worth a try.

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/

 

 

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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

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Three Lions Pinot Noir

Three Lions Pinot Noir

Three Lions Pinot Noir

Three Lions Pinot Noir is deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, there are lifted aromas of red cherry, raspberries and a savoury complexity that leads into a palate bursting with bramble fruits and toasty oak. This Pinot Noir is beautifully textured with fine tannins and balanced acidity.

Plantagenet’s total 126 hectares of vineyard have been carved out of the region’s distinctive Marri soils named after the massive native Marri, or Red Gum trees that grow here. The soils are gravelly loams with good drainage over a base of clay, sand or the ironstone rock, ensuring that the vines are not over-watered or over-fertilised, thus allowing for optimal fruit concentration.
The climate is cool-temperate and strongly influenced by the proximity of the Southern Ocean. Rainfall is plentiful and even during the hottest Australian summer, daytime temperatures are moderated by cooling evening sea breezes. The warm days and cool nights of the Great Southern allow maximum retention of the varietal flavours and aromas required for complex wines.
The combination of these ancient soils and cool maritime climate offers an environment perfect for growing premium wine grapes and making wines that are expressive of the place from which they come.

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

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

Plantagenet has once again been rated a 5 Red Star Winery in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2019!
Plantagenet has once again received an amazing result in the 2019 Wine Companion. We’re thrilled to say that he has rated no less than 9 of our wines at 90 points and above, with 6 of our wines receiving 94+ points – a truly outstanding result that we are very proud of. Please follow the link below for a full list of scores and reviews.

http://www.plantagenetwines.com/blog/2019-James-Halliday-Wine-Companion

The Plantagenet’s were the first truly armigerous royal dynasty of England meaning they were entitled to strike and bear various coats of arms. The arms of this noble, later royal, family, Gules, three lions passant guardant, termed colloquially “the arms of England” were first adopted by King Richard the Lionheart (1189–1199), son of King Henry II of England (1154–1189), son of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113/17–1151).
These Three Lions signified royalty, history, power and a code of conduct that was instantly recognized wherever they were displayed.
So too with this range of wines. They are from the oldest established winery in Great Southern – they are wines with power and provenance. The Three Lion coat of arms of Plantagenet Wines is a recognized symbol of quality and prestige.

Three Lions Pinot Noir is a great Western Australian wine

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Merlot The Exhibitionist

The Exhibitionist Merlot

The Exhibitionist Merlot is a part of the classic Character Series wines.

The Exhibitionist Merlot, Barossa Valley 2018
Once in a while you meet someone larger than life itself. Someone who has no fear and is not afraid to let you know just how great they think they are. Someone that, really deep down and against your better judgement, you can’t help but admire. You’re dealing with The Exhibitionist.
Vintage Conditions
Though 2017 was a late, cool and sometimes damp season, it ended with lower than average rainfall for the late season. Above average rainfall in July and August filled soil profiles and dams but from then on the season has been very dry. It is this dry weather that characterised the 2018 season and the low disease pressure coupled with ideal conditions for flowering and early development set the vines up for an excellent season. With virtually no rainfall between January and April, fruit quality in all areas was very good though some heat stress in February led to isolated defoliation. As we like to pick ‘on the way up’ our season began quickly with several varieties ripening at once but then progressed nicely, with the ability to pick when it suited given the settled weather.
Viticulture
The Barossa Valley is rightly famed for its red wine production. On the Southern reaches of the region, the climate has more similarities with the Adelaide Hills than the valley floor. Here, varieties such as Merlot thrive in the slightly cooler temperatures. Planted on rich red loams with quartz and ironstone nuggets dotted amongst the vines which lend a structure and minerality to the wines produced.
Winemaking
Precise varietal expression and balance are what we seek to achieve and so picking time is of utmost importance. We pick just as flavours are approaching their peak rather than let them get over-ripe. We retain whole berries in the ferment for vibrancy and we press relatively early to avoid astringent tannins.
Tasting
The Exhibitionist is full of rich plum and damson fruit on the nose. Oak used is unobtrusive on the palate which is dominated by rich red berry flavours while also presenting subtle earthy nuances. The wine is elegant and silky with a long finish.

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

To see our full range of Wild and Wilder product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/wild-and-wilder-2/

31 in stock

Willunga 100 Grenache Rose

Willunga 100 Grenache

Willunga 100 Grenache from Mclaren Vale – This lively wine displays intense aromatics of cherry, raspberry, spice and hints of dried herbs. The palate demonstrates all the characters expected from a medium bodied Grenache: sandy, gritty tannin structure; lovely dryness on the finish; coupled with balanced sweet plum and strawberry fruit, a fantastic food wine!

To see our full range of Willunga 100 products go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/willunga-100/

To find out more about the Willunga 100 winery go to https://www.willunga100.com/

 

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Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz

Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz

Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz

Inspired by the first visit of a reigning monarch to Australia in 1954, Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz is the personification of a distinguished family history dating back more than 130 years. Made in an authentic Hunter Shiraz style, this complex wine is crafted from small parcels cultivated in Australia’s most premium wine regions. It is medium bodied and generous with an attractive palate of fresh fruits and exhibiting the hallmarks of Hunter Valley regionality

Deep purple with fresh red and black berries coupled with spice and hints of blue fruits. Built to drink as a young wine or will cellar gracefully over the short to medium term. An intense palate of fresh fruits with a beautifully fine tannin structure. Classically medium bodied, exhibiting true Hunter regionality with its perfectly balanced acidity and impeccable length.

To see our full range of McWilliams wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mcwilliams-family-winemakers/

To find out more about the winery go to https://mountpleasantwines.com.au/our-story/

The winery is a 5 star winery as rated by Halliday. This is a tremendous achievement.

The Hunter Valley is right on Sydney’s doorstep and is blessed with a beautiful and diverse landscape. Whether it is the pristine mountain rainforests, or the lakes that stretch for miles, a visit to the Hunter Valley is a must.

The jewel in Hunter Valley’s crown is the globally acclaimed vineyards and wineries, providing the perfect destination for those that enjoy some of the finer things in life, namely, great food and world class wine.

 

 

 

 

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