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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 £161.00

Producer: Colour: Mixed Case

£149.00 per case

The Vagabond Grenache by Thistledown

She's Electric Grenache by Thistledown

She’s Electric Grenache by Thistledown

Some vineyards have a remarkable story to tell and we came upon such a vineyard in late 2016. At the Seaview end of Chapel Hill Rd, its old bush vines contrasted by a planting of much younger Grenache. Apparently, half of the vineyard was burned when a bird caught light on a power line, fell to the ground and set light to the vineyard! We were so glad that some of the amazing old vines are still there for us to use.
Vintage Conditions
Right across South Australia, the 2019 vintage will be remembered as a very challenging one. Very dry conditions persisted throughout the growing season while some areas also had to contend with frost, hail and wind – all of which reduced the crop but helped increase concentration and quality. Our rosé was hand-picked in mid-February, before the extreme heat in early March, thus retaining the vibrant red fruits that we sought.
Winemaking
The fruit was hand-picked early in the morning of 1st March before swift transport to the winery where we retained 50% whole bunches. A gentle foot pressing helped establish the wild ferment. Once fermented, the wine was transferred to 300 litre used French oak hogsheads where it stayed for 6 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting
Aromatic, fragrant and almost pinot-like, this wine has great energy. Cranberry, spice and wild cherry combine with silky texture to create a beautifully elegant red.
Alcohol:13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.8g/l
pH: 3.62
Residual Sugar: 1g/l
SO2: 65mg/l
Fining: None
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes

To find out more about the winery go to  https://www.thistledownwines.com/the-story

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

She’s Electric Grenache by Thistledown – great Grenache from an afficianado producer

3 in stock

Driftwood Estate Artifacts Shiraz

Driftwood Estate Artifacts Shiraz

A vibrant, complex bouquet of black cherry liqueur, raspberries, sweet vanilla spice and savoury notes supported by well integrated toasty oak.

BLEND 98.6% Shiraz, 0.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.7% Malbec COLOUR Brilliant deep ruby red with purple hues. AROMATICS A vibrant, complex bouquet of black cherry liqueur, raspberries, sweet vanilla spice and savoury notes supported by well integrated toasty oak. PALATE The full bodied palate has dense, rich juicy black fruits, vibrant cherries and raspberries, dark chocolate and aniseed, enveloped by supple succulent coating tannins, bright acidity and lovely lingering sweet spiced oak, bright acidity and lovely lingering sweet spiced oak. A youthful wine that will reward with time. Decant before drinking. OAK MATURATION 33% New (92% French, 8% American) for 15-18 months. AGEING POTENTIAL 10 years. WINEMAKING All batches were machine harvest and crushed to tank. A mixture of prefermentation cold soak and immediate yeast inoculation techniques were used to harness the unique array of characteristics coming from each block and variety. Colour and phenolics were gently extracted using aerative and closed pump-over techniques. Once primary ferment and MLF were compete in tank they were transferred to a mixture of new and old barrels for 15-18 months maturation in oak. VINTAGE 2018 Margaret River just keeps on giving, another great season that started early, continued warm, provided some nervous moments but finished solidly. Excellent canopy management in the vineyard and careful netting to protect against bird damage allowed the whites to build intensity of flavour and aromas in line with balanced acid. Harvest commenced on the 5th February with the final harvest being Driftwood’s newly grafted Cabernet Sauvignon in block 2 on 8th April, showing bucket loads of promise for the future.

To find out more about the Driftwood Estates winery go to https://www.driftwoodwines.com.au/about-us/

To see our full range of Driftwood Estates wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/driftwood-estate-wines/

Driftwood Estate Artifacts Shiraz – another great wine from Western Australia

31 in stock

Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling

Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling

Beautifully lifted aroma of orange blossom, lemon and pineapple. Once again bright and cheery, crisp and oh so whistle clean, with steely, juicy citrus fruits over a mineral-like acid frame.

To see our range of Mount Horrocks products go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/mount-horrocks/

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

 

4 in stock

Suckfizzle Sauvignon Semillon

Suckfizzle Sauvignon Semillon

Suckfizzle represent the flagship wines from the Stella Bella winery in Margaret River, Western Australia.

“This is one of a handful of Margaret River sauvignon blancs that move into another universe of complexity and longevity. No one should dismiss this wine without tasting it and learning of its majesty.” – Halliday

 

To see our full range of Stella Bella product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/stella-bella/

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

 

 

 

 

12 in stock

Majella Cabernet Sauvignon

Majella Cabernet Sauvignon

Dense deep brick red. Cigar box characters, black olives, some tar and bitumen evident. Chocolate with sweet fruit, soft dusty tannin.

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

To find out more about our range of Majella product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/majella/

Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The Majella Cabernet Sauvignon first appeared in 1994 and has since acquired a reputation as one of Coonawarra’s finest.
Winemaking
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in both static and rotary stainless steel fermenters with fermentation being completed in 300 litre
barrels and the wine was then aged for a further 18 months in new and second use French oak hogsheads.
All Cabernet Sauvignon parcels are kept seperate to assess batch quality prior to blending and bottling off site.
Vintage Conditions

Winemakers Comments
A dark magenta purple colour with a bright ruby hue. Cherry and blackberry fruits with a hint of dark choc mint on the nose. The palate is complex, with rich plum, blackberries and cassis flavours, well balanced tannins and fine oak with a long finish.
Grape Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Coonawarra
Cellaring: 10 – 15 years

 

9 in stock

Shaw + Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay

Shaw + Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay – The Adelaide Hills produces some of Australia’s finest Chardonnay. Since it’s first release (vintage 2000) M3 Chardonnay has quickly established a reputation amongst Australia’s finest. Sourced primarily from the Shaw + Smith M3 Vineyard at Woodside which was planted in 1995 and takes its name from owners Martin Shaw, Michael and Matthew Hill Smith. A Sophisticated, barrel fermented wine with pure fruit character and restrained oak. Elegant and long living.

You can see our range of Shaw + Smith product at https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/shaw-smith/

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

Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, at Balhannah and Lenswood, totalling 55 hectares. The vineyards are planted to varieties that perform particularly well in the region, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Site selection is particularly important in the Adelaide Hills, with its diversity of altitude, aspect, microclimate, and soil. We also use a number of different cultivars or ‘clones’ of each grape variety, which contribute different qualities to the final product.

The Lenswood Vineyard, about 10km north west of the winery, is planted mainly to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, at 455 – 500m elevation. Undulating with east and west facing aspects, the soils are brown loams over clay with broken shale on the ridges. The vineyard was planted in 1999 and is 20 hectares in total.

James Halliday says 
M3 now comes from selected sites over the Adelaide Hills, not from the vineyard previously called M3. Pale strawgreen; it may be autosuggestion, but this has great freshness, vibrancy and finesse, the flavours pitched halfway between white peach/stone fruit on the one hand, grapefruit/citrus on the other. Obviously fermented in French oak, but is not obviously oaky.
97 points

Shaw + Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay – a great wine from a superb winery in the Adelaide Hills, recognised everywhere for its quality and flavour.

8 in stock

3 in stock

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