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1 - 4 of 4 Wines By Smith Hooper
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Smith Hooper Cabernet Merlot
Wrattonbully
Available by the dozen
Wrattonbully is blessed by some of the most desirable winegrowing terrains in Australia. Smith & Hooper are sourced entirely from two Wrattonbully estate vineyards, adjacent properties which have long been owned and operated by the Smith and Hooper families. These are premium red wines from exceptional sites where the philosophy is to let the terroir speak for itself, and it does. The elements of soil and climate are so exceptional, that they elevate the noble cepage of Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon into a profound wine of distinction and finesse.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Smith & Hooper's vines are trained for optimal ripeness and depth of flavour, the plantings arew trellised with a catching wire, which provides structure and stability, allowing the grapes to receive dappled light. Cabernet is harvested at a range of ripeness levels, Merlot is picked earlier. Parcels are treated to static fermenters, pumped over four times daily. Upon completion, batches are filled to a selection of mostly French oak hogsheads for a year and a half before the final assemblage.
 
Dense red in colour, with crimson hues. Plummy on the nose, exhuding aromas of intense fruit, predominantly violets and black currants with vanillin overtones. Powerful palate with excellent structure, sweetly scented oak and an integration of rich fruit within a wine of velvet textures, length and fine balance. The strength of Cabernet, the softness of Merlot and richness of Wrattonbully.
Smith Hooper Merlot
Wrattonbully
Available in cartons of six
The term Terra rossa means red earth, a rich, free draining soil that is considered by many as the viticultural equivalent of discovering gold. Beneath the strata of red earth at Wrattonbully sits a layer of ancient limestone, a winegrower's dream as it allows free drainage of water, yet ensures vine roots stay close to the surface, putting natural stress on the vine and limiting its vigor and yield. An attractive wine upon release and destined to develop complexity, just perfect alongside crispy skinned pork belly. In sticky sauce of course.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The art of making wine from Merlot requires a careful avoidance of any over extractions of tannin from the fruit and seeds. Smith & Hooper choose to vinify in static fermenters while continually tasting the wine as it evolves. The skins are eventually pressed when the requisite structure and palate weight can be achieved without any distasteful tannin hardness. In pursuit of these soft tannins, Smith & Hooper are judicious in their barrel selection, maturing the finished wine for up to a year in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads and barriques.
 
Bright scarlet colour. Eenchanting and full bouquet of red fruits and violet, berries and bay leaf notes to complement the central core of plum fuit. Medium bodied showing raspberry fruit and oak spice finishing with light silky tannins.
Smith Hooper Pinot Grigio
Wrattonbully
Available by the dozen
$1799each
$215DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Smith Hooper Reserve Merlot
Wrattonbully
Available by the dozen
A compliation of the most outstanding parcels Wrattonbully Merlot, sourced off the best blocks established by the Smith and Hooper families, trained from the ground up to be exceptional sites, whence careful management yields a superior harvest of Merlot. The Smith & Hooper philosophy demands the terroir be allowed to speak for itself and it does. The auspicious climes provide ideal ripening conditions, while rich Terra rossa soils over limestone forces the vines to struggle for survival, ultimately producing a wine of intensity and finesse.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
 
Bright crimson red hue. Plum bouquets, roses and varietal leaf, blueberries and cassis, seasoned by milled spice and a touch of cinnamon cedar. The palate is decidedly supple in texture, berries and jujube transitioning to a silky linear tannin and plum lined middle palate. A refreshingly bright finish, lingers long at the finish, unravelling layers of luscious fruit.
Samuel Smith & Son is a well respected, family owned wine merchant established in 1923, with a portfolio of eminent blue chip wineries

Samuel Smith & Son's commitment to be recognised as the most respected purveyor of fine wines remains unequivocal and absolute. Smith & Hooper wines are sourced entirely from two Wrattonbully vineyards, adjacent vineyard blocks previously owned by the Smith and Hooper families. These are premium red wines from exceptional vineyard sites with Terra Rossa soil, a rich, free draining soil that is considered by many as the viticultural equivalent of discovering gold

Smith Hooper

"Like many SA companies, Yalumba had been buying grapes from Coonawarra and elsewhere in the Limestone Coast Zone long before it became a landowner there. In 1993 it purchased the 20-ha vineyard which had provided the grapes previously purchased, and a year later added a nearby 16-ha block. Together, these vineyards now have 22 ha of cabernet sauvignon and 4 ha each of merlot and shiraz. The next step was the establishment of 82 ha of vineyard in the Wrattonbully region, led by 34 ha of cabernet sauvignon, the remainder equally split between shiraz and merlot!" -Wine Companion.com.au

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