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Charles Cimicky Autograph Shiraz
Charles Cimicky was inspired by his father to take over the reins at the family estate, that's when the good wines started turning into awesome wines. Today, Cimicky is one of the most meticulous winemakers in South Australia. Cimicky makes cult wine with a recognizable wow factor, a tiny production and always very limited in availability. Judged first amongst peers, Charles Cimicky won the Barossa Wine Grape Council Trophy for the best wine from a small producer twice in succession, as well as the Vinpac International Trophy for Best Shiraz.
Story has it that as fruit slowly ripened on the vine, a small group of zealous Barossa pioneers would retreat to an old vineyard cottage for the twin enticements of cards and claret. In their hidden refuge, these normally hardworking and God-fearing men played Euchre whilst carefully concealed from the prying eyes of more diligent and puritanical souls. Now a lingering part of Barossa history, the crumbling remains of the original old cottage still stand amidst ancient vines that consistently produce wines of outstanding power and richness. An exceptional Barossa Shiraz within its range, by virtue of the high quality fruit, lavish use of the finest oak and painstaking skill of Charles Cimicky.
Deep scarlet colour. Rich bouquets, opulent with generous dark fruits, heady, aromatic, liquorice and cedar, blackberry and prune. A palate of dark chocolate and espresso, complex spice, the fruit, oak and tannins are inseparable.
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Charles Cimicky Reserve Shiraz
Charles Cimicky wineworks and vineyard run a kilometre along the picturesque Hermann Thumm Drive at Lyndoch, on the very floor of the Valley, surrounded by beautiful Barossa Ranges. Charles Cimicky, the man, is held in great esteem by his peers, for his gentle nature and exceptional quality of his wines. His eponymous is a perennial favourite of bespoke Barossa Shiraz enthusiasts, named after a group of local pioneers who would famously retreat to an old vineyard cottage for the relaxing indulgence of claret and cards.
Charles Cimicky takes a wholistic, old world approach to viticulture and the creation of his wines. Apart from a little bit of minor drip irrigation in January and February, the entire thirty two hectares of vine are dry grown, cover cropped and organically fertilized. Wines are aged exclusively in top quality oak, which becomes apparent in the rich bouquet and fine grained tannins. Charles Cimicky is fastidious. The winery is completely air conditioned and individually temperature controlled fermenters are employed in the making of all wines. Cimicky employs his own bottling and packaging line, a rarity for a wineworks of such modest size.
Deep, opaque, almost black in colour with a crimson edge. A concentration of black olives and bramble, blackberries and licorice to the nose with rich soil notes. Abundant ripeness matched to purity of fruit and subtle vanillan oak, a big, full bodied Shiraz offering a soft rich palate displaying great length of flavour and fine texture, seasoned by pencil shaving oak and supported by fine, elegant tannins.
Karlsburg Winery was founded in 1973 by Czech immigrant Karl Cimicky, who in addition to being a bit eccentric, was also a highly skilled winemaker

The estate features an incredible building that was built by Cimicky himself and has lovely formal gardens that are always manicured. Karl's son Charles took over the family business and renamed it for himself, hence the name on the bottle now. In the early 90s Charles began to take a keen interest in winemaking and the good wines started turning into awesome wines. Charles Cimicky produces rich, voluptuous, generous wines with superb balance. Now in his late thirties Charles Cimicky is one of the most quality-driven, meticulous winemakers in South Australia.

Charles Cimicky

Charles Cimicky is fastidious. The winery is completely air-conditioned and individually temperature-controlled tanks are employed in the making of all Cimicky wines. Updated technology includes the unse of a membrane press and rotary fermenters. The Cimickys also have their own bottling and packaging line which is a rarity in a winery of this size. - Charles Cimicky

Charles Cimicky winery and vineyards are located one kilometer along the picturesque hermann Thumm Drive in Lyndoch, on the very floor of the Valley, surrounded by the beautiful Barossa Ranges. Apart from minor drip irrigation in January and February, the entire 32 hectares of vines are dry grown, cover-cropped and organically fertilized. The fruit is aged only in top quality oak which is apparent in the finegrained tannins evident in all of their premium wines.

The winery features a castellated building surrounded by a formal garden, quite spectatular and well worth a visit

The Trumps range is named after the custom of a small group of Barossa pioneers whose habit was to seek the cellar retreat for the twin pleasures of claret and cards. In the cool depths of this refuge they would while away a hot summer's day playing Euchre and drinking red wine, well away from the prying eyes of more puritanical souls. Originally the wines were marketed under the Karlsburg label.

"Quiet achiever in the wine industry, Charles Cimicky, lead last week's Barossa Wine Show with four trophies. The Lyndoch winemaker took out awards for best wine - small producer, best Shiraz, most outstanding Barossa red wine and most outstanding Barossa wine. It was the 2006 Trumps Shiraz which impressed the judges, and Mr Cimicky was humbled by his win. He lead a strong field of Shiraz entries, which the judges described as "very strong" wines where the top exhibits were set apart by "purity, focus and balance". The 2006 Trumps offers pungent aromas of blackberries, raspberries and plums that are lifted by charry oak and a background of smoked meats. Toasty, vanilla and treacle-like oak is a match for its vibrant flavours, the finish is refined yet full with definite white pepper spice and rich ripe berries linger long after the wine is gone. This year's accolades adds to previous succes from 1997 to 2006 which include The Barossa Wine Grape Council Trophy in 1998 and 1999" -Barossa & Light Herald - Charles Cimicky - Charles Cimicky

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