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d'Arenberg 6 pack

A special six of the Best

Six of the Best . A selection of fine wines from around the regions in a mixed case.

Please note that the wines are not shipped in a wooden case.

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£163.00 £155.00 per case

Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay

The fruit for this wine comes from our vineyards in the Strathbogie Ranges and was harvested in the evening on the 25 of February.
The choice to harvest at night – in those cooler hours – is done to ensure that the fruit temperature remains low thus preserving
primary fruit flavours that are integral to the character of this wine.
This wine is 100% barrel fermented, the majority in French oak puncheons. About half of the batch was wild fermented. Wild yeast
adds a layer of complexity to the aroma of wine, and wild yeast ferments are often more textural than the same wine made using
cultured yeast – but perhaps this is because of other techniques? For example, oxidative juice handling and leaving solids in the juice
which go hand in hand with a spontaneous ferment.
We used cultured yeasts in the remainder of the wine were selected to add layers of complexity. The careful selection of yeast culture
contributes its own unique attributes to build layers of flavour in this wine. Some enhance fruity esters and others texture. QA23 is
Portuguese isolate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that has a good tolerance for cool fermentation temperature to enhance and retain
fruit flavours of white varieties. EC1118, also an isolate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae a reliable fermenter over a large temperature range
and contributes to the fruit spectrum of the wine. It also contributes to the yeasty characters when left on extended lees contact.
Biodiva is an isolate of Torulaspora delbrueckii that enhances mouthfeel, aromatic complexity and increases ester production. We used
a number of yeast to increase the overall complexity of the wine.

Our main winemaking challenge was trying to find a balance between alcohol
and flavour. The vines were producing sugar at a high rate and flavours lagged behind to a degree. We
selected a parcel of Chardonnay from our good friends at Galli in Sunbury. The Chardonnay there is
very minerally and flinty, Chablis like in style. This was fermented using a cultured yeast, and our Upton
Run fruit fermented with wild yeasts.

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay is pale straw yellow in colour. The nose is packed with stone fruit characters, honey dew
melon and an inviting and rich toasty oak aroma. The palate is generous, complex and elegant with
flavours of fresh ripe stone fruits and honey toasted oak playing on the palate. A balanced and delicious
wine with a long finish.

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay matches beautifully with pan seared trout with a tarragon and brown butter sauce.

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5 in stock

Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz

Thistledown The Quickening Shiraz

The Quickening Shiraz 2019 Barossa (Eden & Ebenezer)

As life-forces stir, a connection is born and a personality created. The Quickening celebrates the vivifying power of nature. This is the Barossa reimagined. An exuberant outpouring of energy, captured within a sculptured framework that reflects the rugged yet beautiful landscape of its conception.

Viticulture Joel Mattschoss’ Eden Valley vineyard provides the majority of the fruit. This spectacular vineyard is planted on some of the most difficult, meagre soils of any we have seen. Littered with boulders composed of ironstone and pink quartz, it is a truly challenging site. Vineyards are trellised, cordon trained and spur pruned. Winemaking The 3 component parts of this wine are made in a similarly low intervention manner. Hand picking, a percentage of whole bunches and wild ferments all play their role in ensuring that this wine is full of energy and life. Tasting A deliciously vibrant style of Barossa Shiraz with succulent raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, hints of spice and elegant, glossy texture.

Alcohol: TBC% Total Acidity: TBC g/l pH: TBC Residual Sugar: TBC g/l SO2: TBC mg/l Fining: None Vegan: Yes Vegetarian: Yes


8 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.

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Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache

4 in stock

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon – a classic wine from a classic Margaret River producer

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon -It delivers complex and intriguing dried sage, aniseed and violet aromas, which whisper through deeper notes of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and candied orange peel. A sophisticated lick of French oak provides hints of graphite and vanilla. Beguiling cranberry and blackberry flavours and an invigorating tangy acidity combine seemlessly to provide great intensity and succulence, whilst ultra-fine, structural tannins draw the palate to a tight, dry and delicately perfumed finish.

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16 in stock

Langmeil Wattle Brae Riesling

Langmeil Wattle Brae Riesling from Eden Valley

Colour: Pale straw with green hues.
Aroma: A delicate, bouquet of lime and tropical fruits, with hints of green apple, citrus blossom and talc.
Palate: Fresh and lively, lime and Granny Smith apples tantalise the taste buds, with a zingy, zesty mouth feel and great balance.
Cellaring: 2018 – 2028

The old vines for this single vineyard dry Riesling are planted on a unique Eden Valley property affectionately known as Wattle Brae for the native trees that surround it. It is one of Langmeil’s cherished estate vineyards dedicated to capturing the best of region and variety.

FOOD MATCH Smoked trout with lemon, freshly shucked oysters, spicy Asian foods, seafood chowder.

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The Lindner family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine and community for six generations. Their commitment to quality in all aspects is unwavering and any wine that bears the Langmeil name represents the family’s pursuit of excellence in wine and community.

Fruit for the Old Vine Garden and Village wines are hand-picked and delivered to the winery, where they are gently worked through the de-stemmer before being transferred to open fermenters. The juice is pumped over twice a day for seven days to extract, homogenise and regulate temperature before draining and hand loading the basket press by shovel. The skins are then gently pressed for approximately 20 hours to retrieve more of the essence of the grape. The pressings juice is then blended with the free run juice, collected earlier.

Langmeil does not fine its wine and uses only minimal filtration during all stages of wine production to guarantee individuality, quality and longevity.

Langmeil Wattle Brae Riesling from Eden Valley another excellent wine from a great family vineyard

4 in stock

Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Semillon

Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Semillon – Gleaming, very pale yellow. Lifted fragrant vanilla spice over apple and pear fruits, generous and appealing. Semillon’s lemon zest and herbal characters are held aloft by a deft touch of French oak barrel fermentation, delivering additional texture and spice notes, layered upon sprightly acidity. Flavoursome and stylish, rich and rounded yet not at all heavy, with fabulous length.

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