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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.

NOMINAL VALUE £192.00

 

Producer: Colour: Mixed CaseSKU: SPECCASE

£182.00 per case

Lethbridge Pinot Noir

Lethbridge Chardonnay

Lethbridge Chardonnay

Lethbridge Chardonnay is made with fruit from the Suma Park Vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula.  The soils are a shallow sandy clay over a limestone base and the wine produced from this site always has an oyster shell minerality.  The juice undergoes spontaneous fermentation in 100% new French oak and is matured in approx 50% new French oak puncheons.  This vintage has undergone a natural malo-lactic fermentation, although this does not happen in some years, we let nature decide.   We can do this because making Chardonnay with Geelong fruit is very special.  Geelong is considered the Goldilocks region for Chardonnay,  the cool climate means that we can ripen the fruit, with no fear of entering the over-ripe  ‘tropical fruit’  spectrum and we know that the acidity will persist throughout the critical ripening period.  The chardonnay pendulum of ‘big and buttery’ or ‘lean and mean’ is inconsequential to us, at Lethbridge we cast the trends aside and focus on delicious. This Chardonnay should develop over the next 5-10 years in the cellar, retaining acidity and the fruit flavours developing into grilled nuts and baked nectarines.

Lethbridge Wines is a boutique wine producer specialising in highly terroir-driven wines from some of the best vineyards in Victoria’s Geelong region, chosen after an exhaustive search in the mid 1990’s. Owner-winemakers Ray Nadeson and Maree Collis are not your average winemakers of a boutique winery. Both were initially trained as research scientists and hold PhD degrees in chemistry and medicine, respectively. While combining their scientific careers with winemaking, Maree and Ray completed the winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University. Ray states, “winemaking is not really that different to science, both are creative and both involve 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration”.

With total wine production capacity capped at 3,000 cases, the focus is on quality and individuality, with a strong emphasis on capturing the local terroirs. As well as understanding the importance of terroir, the partners have built a unique straw- bale winery, designed to recreate the controlled environment of cellars and caves in Europe. Winemaking is no less ecological: hand-picking, indigenous yeast fermentation, small open fermenters, pigeage (foot-stomping) and minimal handling of the wines throughout the maturation process are all part and parcel of the highly successful Lethbridge approach.

Lethbridge is a James Halliday 5 Red Star Winery that has built up a cult following in Australia and their wines are rarely seen outside of Melbourne; this is a great opportunity to sample these award winning wines from one of the few overseas allocations.

To see our full range of lethbridge wines go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/lethbridge/

For more information on gthe winery go to http://www.lethbridgewines.com

Lethbridge Chardonnay

4 in stock

Langmeil Fifth Wave Grenache

Langmeil Fifth Wave Grenache

Langmeil Fifth Wave Grenache

The Fifth Wave is Langmeil’s most treasured Old Vine Garden Grenache and is dedicated to the fifth generation of the Lindner family. Planted in the middle of the last century, The Fifth Wave
is our ‘call to arms’ to protect, preserve and celebrate the best of the Barossa. Once a neglected Old Vine Garden in Lyndoch, The Fifth Wave vineyard was rejuvenated by Langmeil and in
1999 winemaker Paul Lindner saw the potential of the Grenache from this unique vineyard and with tenacity convinced the owners to produce a straight varietal, in all likelihood the first time
Grenache from this time honoured Old Vine Garden had been truly prized.
All Langmeil’s Old Vine Gardens are treated as national treasures and are all hand tended, from pruning to harvesting. We then employ traditional hands-on winemaking; gentle de-stemming,
open fermentation and basket pressing into 100% seasoned French oak barrels, without fining or filtration, to capture the true essence of the variety and region.

2015 VINTAGE REPORT
Good winter rains and warmer temperatures in early spring brought about slightly earlier budburst and excellent shoot growth. A lovely growing
season with no crazy, stormy or very windy northerly weather to affect flowering resulted in a great fruit set across all varieties. However, the
northern Barossa, and a few other seemingly random patches of vineyard, were hit by late frosts resulting in a huge loss for that sub region. After a
quite chilly Christmas and New Year the warm and dry weather was upon us, perfect ripening weather.
An early and fast vintage for the Barossa Valley had Langmeil at full fermentation capacity for three and a half weeks meaning 75% of our grape
intake in less than a month, phew! The later ripening varieties like Grenache and Mataro still took their time and of course Eden Valley Shiraz
and Cabernet Sauvignon are always late, so vintage soon wound down to a leisurely pace ending in the middle of April.
Overall 2015 was an excellent vintage with great flavour, colour and intensity across the board
Colour: Light to medium depth crimson.
Aroma: Dark cherry and raspberry fruits mingle with sweet and white
pepper spice and hints of vanilla add to the complexity.
Palate: Ripe, red berry and dark cherry flows onto the palate, melding into
lovely sweet and briary spice. The finish lingers on a fruitful and spicy note
with typical chalky yet fine tannins.
Cellaring: 2017 – 202

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Langmeil Fifth Wave Grenache

2 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.

To see our full selection of Vasse Felix wines please take a look at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/vasse-felix/

For more information about the winery go to https://www.vassefelix.com.au/

 

6 in stock

Bethany Shiraz

Bethany Shiraz

Bethany Shiraz

A classic Australian blend and one that the Eastern ridge of the Barossa does so well. A classic vintage such as 2017 gave weight and fruit purity to this wine with the classic plush blue and black fruits and structure so beloved of Shiraz Cabernet. Parcels were selected to provide the clear varietal character that makes this blend work so well whilst also offering the fruit weight and intensity that the Barossa is known for.

With some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, Bethany Wines has a special place in the region’s winemaking story.

Johann Gottlob Schrapel and his family arrived from Silesia on the George Washington in 1844. This was just eight years after South Australia was settled. Like many Silesian migrants, they travelled by ox cart to Bethany (Bethanien), and established the Barossa’s first settlement.

Johann planted the first vineyard in 1852 from cuttings carried from Europe. He built a wine cellar and had reputation as a winemaker. Despite this our family were grape growers for the next four generations.

In 1981, fifth generation brothers Robert and Geoff established Bethany Wines. They built a winery in the quarry where the early pioneers had hewn stone for their homes. They crushed 2 tonnes of Shiraz and Riesling, launching the next chapter of the Schrapel wine story.

The early 1980s were tough for Barossa grape growers. A glut followed a red wine boom and grape prices fell below production cost. The State Government wanted growers to pull out old Shiraz and Grenache vines. They encouraged growers to plant new varieties or leave the industry.

Fortunately, the brothers chose to establish a tradition of winemaking from this undervalued yet irreplaceable resource of old vineyards.

To find out more about the winery go to http://www.bethany.com.au/our-wines

To see our full range of Bethany wines go to http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/bethany-wines/

Bethany Shiraz

4 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

6 in stock

Clonakilla Canberra District Riesling

Clonakilla Canberra District Riesling

Clonakilla Canberra District Riesling

Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling.

The weather leading up to vintage 2019 was marked by lower than average rainfall in winter and spring. Things were just starting to look seriously dry when two rain events in January came to our rescue, delivering 110 mm between them. The grapes were picked in perfect condition and full of intense flavour.

Drink now for its razor fine floral, citrus-edged fruit or cellar for up to 15 years and watch it develop lime and toast characters with age

To find out more about the winery go to https://clonakilla.com.au/

To see our full range of Clonakilla product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/clonakilla/

Clonakilla Canberra District Riesling

7 in stock

1 in stock

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