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Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz
An extravagant celebration of McLaren Vale Shiraz
$6999each
$837DOZEN
Crafted From A Meticulous Hand Picking Of Fruit Grown to the resplendent Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale fermented and matured within the opulence of exclusively new American oak. Raspberry, earthiness and sweet fleshed plum, the full spectrum of Shiraz flavours from cherries to chocolate, currants and mocha and spice. An outstanding articulation of balance and poise, the lingering, intensely berry compote finish takes Carnival of Love to where Shiraz excels.
 
Pipers Brook Vintage Brut
$3699each
$443DOZEN
 
Dominique Portet Yarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
The winemaking at Dominique Portet has one foot planted firmly in tradition and the other in the latest developments
$4399each
$527DOZEN
It Is Ultimately An Empathy For The Grape And Respect For The Shared Experiences Of Winemaking Pioneers Which Drive The Portet Wineworks Nestled amongst the flourishing vineyards of Victoria It is from these propitious sites on the benign aspects of Yarra Valley, that Dominique Portet identifies auspicious parcels, so akin to the peerless quality of harvest that he husbanded during his childhood amongst the vines of Château Lafite.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
Jacobs Creek Reserve Shiraz WHEN JOHANN GRAMP PLANTED HIS VINES ALONG THE BANKS OF JACOB'S CREEK IN 1847, he was less preoccupied with the making of history but more concerned with the selection of rootstock and fruit, his choice was Shiraz. Jacobs Creek still retain access to some of the oldest vines in Australia and can call on harvests of the finest Barossa Shiraz every year. Previous vintages have claimed conspicuous international awards, including gold Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles and Selections Mondiales de Vins Canada, gold Tasters Guild & International Wine USA.
$4999each
$599DOZEN
De Bortoli Section A5 Chardonnay FRUIT FROM THE SUPERLATIVE DIXONS CREEK PROPERTY CONTINUES TO BE THE FOCUS FOR TREMENDOUS SINGLE VINEYARD EFFORTS BY DE BORTOLI. There is a common thread in the detail and texture of wine from these older sites, as influenced by the vagaries of growing season and clime. Some splendid blocks of vine were established decades ago, today they yield the finest harvests in Yarra Valley. Fashioned from the pick of fruit on Section A5 at Dixons Creek, an extraordinary Chardonnay of prominent peach, melon and fig characters, a wine of focus, power and restraint.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
Shelmerdine Heathcote Shiraz 2010 SHIRAZ IS SOURCED FROM TWO ESTATE VINEYARDS AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE HEATHCOTE REGION, the Merindoc property in Tooborac to the south and Willoughby Bridge at Colbinabbin in the north. The vines at Merindoc are grown to gravelly, low fertility ironstone soils which infuse the wine with minerality, structure and cooler clime, slower ripened fruit character. Willoughby Bridge is planted on the precious strip of Cambrian rich red dirt, one of the oldest soil types in Australia, internationally renowned for the production of Heathcote's intensely flavoured Shiraz.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
Piper Heidsieck Brut NV PIPER-HEIDSIECK CUVEE BRUT IS AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL BALANCED CHAMPAGNE, fresh and lively, with light aromas of citrus fruit and spring flowers. Piper-Heidsieck Brut brings its own lively, vivacious and exuberant character to dry Champagne's traditional elegance and finesse. Piper-Heidsieck's Cuvee Brut combines 50 rigorously selected growths. The wine's harmony develops over the course of slow ageing under the Piper-Heidsieck chalk cellars. The inclusion of Pinot Noir and Meunier contributes flavour, structure and elegance.
Swings & Roundabouts
is based in the Margaret River region, the cellar door and home vineyard is at 2807 Caves Rd, Yallingup
The estate produces pure Margaret River styles and West Australian blends from the Swings vineyard and local shareholder and contract growers. The strong belief is in the northern Margaret River fruit that can develop wines with elegant Mediterranean structure for great drinking, with or without food.
 Swings Roundabouts

Margaret River’s micro climate is now well recognized as having great advantage for super premium wine crafting, unique soils, warm summers with cooling afternoon sea breezes and wet and cold winters make it grape heaven.

Mark Lane runs the show. He found his way to Margaret River in a roundabout way. For a while he made cheese in Melbourne. No doubt interesting, but why would you do that if you can do this! He gained winemaking apprenticeships in the Yarra Valley with the likes of Tarrawarra and Eyton-on-Yarra before making the trek west to take up the position of Chief Winemaker with Deep Woods and then Flying Fish Cove wines.

Mark Lane and the team are well credentialed, serious winemaking chaps who have, according to wine reviewer Ray Jordan won a “staggering list of awards”. But while stern faced about the wine itself, the rest is pretty relaxed. Margaret River is a cool and casual place to hang out so you’ll find the personalities here very friendly and far from intimidating.

Having developed a reputation as one of Margaret River’s leading winemakers, Mark has pulled together a young and enthusiastic team to establish Swings & Roundabouts…all keen to make a difference. He balances life by cooking, taking his teenage daughter to local concerts and driving fast cars fast. He enjoys a complete lack of interest in football (astonishing for a Victorian!) and music makes him happy (so the t-shirt says).

The estate's winemaking operation is also home, and it's been equipped with all that is important to the winemakers. A wood fire pizza oven, a serious coffee machine, lots of comfy leather sofas…and of course the wines. The vine-shaded verandah helps escape those hot summer days, with view over rolling hills, vines and kangaroos.

Neil Snare is
a pioneer of Tasmanian viticulture, he established his first vineyard in 1989 and has maintained a small batch approach to his sensational wines ever since
The warm, open Bagdad Valley in Tasmania's southern midlands, thirty kilometres north of Hobart, became famous during early settlement for its bountiful apple orchards, stone fruits and pears. There is very little water in the valley and the area is frequently punished by summer droughts. Many orchards have failed over the years and the open grasslands were turned over to sheep grazing. Neil acquired four hectares of the old Winstead Farm in Bagdad Valley during the 1980s, hand chosen as an ideal place for vines, dry grown, fertile and essentially frost free. The initial success of a small test patch of fifty plantings Pinot Noir was joined the following year by four thousand, ultimately a hectare and a half of Riesling and Pinot Noir.
 Winstead

A further hectare and a half of Pinot Noir, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc followed in 1993. The region often receives winter rains and summer droughts, a splendid ripening season often requires drip irrigation to sustain the vines through the summer heat and autumn dry. The well sheltered, inland location means that sea breezes do not arrive until late afternoon, allowing daytime temperatures to climb and remain high during the height of summer, an essential element considering that the growing season is a little shorter than many other Tasmanian vineyards due to the elevation.

Winstead produce two editions of single vineyard Pinot Noir. Lot 7 is made from the original estate plantings on the home block, a robust wine, with dark chocolate, plum, tobacco and cinnamon characters. Lot 16 is from a slightly younger site, a little further up the hill, planted to the latest clones Pinot Noir to arrive in Bagdad Valley, Dijon 114 and 115. Lot 16 is more delicate with forest floor, strawberry and nutmeg characters, zippy and fresh, with a firm dry finish.

Winstead's exquisite whites are made to European influences, enhancing texture and mouthfeel. The ferments are long and slow, as wines remain on lees for several months, adding gorgeous creaminess to their texture. Winstead's Sauvignon Blanc is richly barrel fermented to add marvelous complexity.

New ventures in
the Yarra Valley make their mark -James Halliday
Hoddles Creek Estate was established in 1997 when the D'Anna family decided to establish a vineyard on the property that has been in the family since 1960. The vineyard sits astride Gembrook road and adjacent Hoddles Creek. It's steeply sloping blocks prohibit mechanical harvesting, with both vineyards being hand pruned and harvested. Hoddles Creek Estate is planted with 10ha of pinot noir (five clones), 6 ha of chardonnay, 1ha each of sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, and 1.5ha of pinot gris.
 Hoddles Creek

Hoddles Creek Estate is located in the Upper Yarra, which is higher, cooler and more marginal than the lower Yarra. The vineyard is cropped at less than 2.5 tonnes per acre. Being in a marginal climate, requires extensive canopy management. The vineyard is trellised to Scott-Henry, to promote fruit exposure and lessen disease risk. All Hoddles Creek Estate wines, which are single vineyard, estate grown, are made in the 300 tonne winery, constructed in time for the vintage. The split-level winery has a barrel store located three meters underground.

All the winemaking practises at the Estate tend to be minimal. The wines are transferred using gravity, and there is generally no added addition of any acids. Consequently, the wines are balanced and fresh. All grapes are destemmed only, not crushed. This allows full berries to be transferred to either tank or press. No enzymes are used in any wines, the grape juice is allowed to settle naturally over four days at very low temperatures.

All wines see a percentage of oak. Some wines will not see any new oak, namely the Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc which undergo a period of maturation in older oak. This provides mouthfeel, texture and generally builds the wines. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir normally see about 30% new oak. Fruit from Hoddles Creek is always fresh and bright and can withstand a larger portion of new oak.

Franco D'Anna is the viticulturalist and winemaker at Hoddles Creek Estate. His passion for wine began at just age 13. It was at this age when he started work in the family liquor store. By 21 he was the chief wine buyer while undertaking (and completing) a bachelor of commerce at Melbourne University. He then turned his attention to Charles Sturt University's viticulture course, while helping to maintain the newly planted vineyard. He attributes his traineeship, at Coldstream Hills, for the rigorous hygiene practices he learnt to be fundamental in the winery. For Hoddles Creek Estates’ first vintages, Franco worked with Peter Dredge of Red Edge, and then in consultation with Mario Marson, ex-winemaker for Mount Mary and Jasper Hill.

Koltz began as
a small wine label in 1995 when winemaker Mark Day and Anna Koltunow made their first wine using grapes from the Bottin Vineyard in McLaren Vale
Since that time Koltz has evolved and now specialises in Shiraz and Shiraz blends from the McLaren Vale region, renowned for its Shiraz wines worldwide. Mark Day has worked as a wine maker for Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale and as a consultant in Italy and France over the last 6 European vintages.
 Koltz

Koltz are located on a scenic vineyard in the Blewitt Springs region of McLaren Vale and are now in the process of building a small boutique winery. Mark Day has worked as a wine maker for Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale and as a consultant in Italy and France over the last 6 European vintages.

Koltz is a very small producer and all their wines are hand crafted using traditional methods; fermented in open vats and when dry, basket pressed and put to oak. Koltz try to make wines that are individual and reflect the winery's philosophy that wines should be complex but a pleasure to drink at any stage of their evolution.

Their estate wines will reflect another phase of Koltz evolution, combining individual attention and European experience with Australian style based on Shiraz from their own vineyard. McLaren Vale is situated 40 kilometres south of Adelaide in South Australia and has a Mediterranean climate with an annual rainfall of approximately 650 mls. It stretches from coastal plains to the foothills of the southern Mount Lofty ranges and this creates variation in both altitude and terroir.

Different soils and micro climates produce different wines. The vineyards of Blewitt Springs are generally sand on ironstone gravel and just under 200 metres above sea level. As a result the Shiraz from this area is elegant with fine silky tannins and good length and mouth feel. Koltz also sources grapes from vineyards in the Willunga region of McLaren Vale where the soils are darker deep clay and loam and produce more robust, richer wines with firmer tannins.

"Mark Day and Anna Koltunow released their first wine in 1995, using grapes from the Bottin Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Mark Day had worked as winemaker at Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale, and has been a Flying Winemaker for six consecutive vintages in Europe. Day and Koltunow decided to specialise in Shiraz and Shiraz blends from the McLaren Vale region, but added Sangiovese and Mourvedre to the mix in 2002." -James Halliday

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