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1 - 2 of 2 Wines By Woodstock
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Woodstock Collett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
McLaren Vale
Available in cartons of six
William Louis Townsend was granted a Crown Lease in McLaren Vale circa 1905, he made it his home, establishing the original vineyard. It has been known as Woodstock ever since. Doug Collett A.M developed a taste for wine while flying Spitfires over the vineyards of Europe. He was inspired to study Oenology at Roseworthy Agricultural College and graduated to manage Australia's biggest wineworks at Berri Estates. Collett acquired the Woodstock property in 1973, establishing Cabernet vines adjacent to the Stocks in 1988.
$4099each
$491DOZEN
EACH
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Woodstock are made to an elegant yet generous style. In the vineyard, the key is to manage leaf canopies carefully ensuring only the best fruit is produced. The number of leaves are reduced to ensure perfect ripening of berries, permitting good exposure to sunlight and air. Yields are deliberately kept low for good flavour concentration. The best Italian crushers are employed for their gentleness and ability to modulate according to taste. The finished wine is treated to eighteen months in a selection of small, seasoned and new French and American oak barrels, enhancing without dominating the palate, retaining strong varietal expression as complimented by soft, toasty flavours. Alcohol 15.0%
 
Deep black purple hues. Bursts of blackcurrant, violets and choc mint, licorice, black olives and bay. The palate is full and rich in flavour, lush dark berries coat the mouth while savoury tannins and supporting cedary oak form the structure to encase the fruit as it lingers, retaining the bramble and chocolate savouryness which are so articulate of McLaren Vale Cabernet.
Woodstock The Stocks Shiraz
McLaren Vale
Available in cases of 6
Named after a set of medieval leg pillories which remain preserved as a museum piece in Oxfordshire. The team at Woodstock consider themselves lucky to be caring for some of the oldest McLaren Vale vines. Fruit for inclusion into The Stocks is sourced from thirty one rows of ancient McLaren Vale vines, planted circa 1900 on a sandy north slope at the Woodstock property, only the most exceptional barrels of aged Shiraz are selected. The palate is plush with an intensity and complexity of flavour that will continue to evolve and mellow in the glass.
$6799each
$815DOZEN
EACH
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Vines are all closely inspected throughout veraison, exposed bunches are removed to prevent sunburn and canopies reduced to ensure perfect ripening. The vineyard is dry grown and yields are deliberately kept low, achieving harvests of true intensity and concentration of flavour. Shiraz is picked throughout the cool of night to preserve character and complexity. Grapes are crushed and cold soaked for a day in small open fermenters, inoculated, vinified over the course of a week and hand plunged twice daily. Batches are transferred to a mix of French and American oak barrels for completion of ferments and a term of maturation. Only the finest are selected for inclusion into The Stocks. Alcohol 15.5%
 
Deep and dark, indigo hues. Traces of cigar box, choc mint, meaty and earthy tones on the bouquet. The palate is plush and complex, loaded with a myriad of dark berries and spice. Good intensity of flavour and savoury tannins in balance, ripe, sweet fruit, a complex chocolate berry heart, lovely structure, good middle palate richness which lingers. A Shiraz of splendid fruit concentration, yet a touch elegant, Woodstock recommend thirty minutes breathing followed by decanting.
Woodstock's founder, Doug Collett A.M. discovered a taste for wine whilst serving as a pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force, and the Royal Air Force in North Africa, Syria, Palestine and Italy

As a reconnaissance and fighter pilot in Spitfires, Hurricanes and lighter aircraft, Doug observed the vast vineyards of Europe and developed an interest in wine. After studying Oenology at Roseworthy Agricultural College after the war, Doug soon took charge of Australia's biggest winery at Berri in South Australia's Riverland. Doug developed a special regard for the McLaren Vale region, its climate, natural beauty, its full-bodied wines and their rich middle palate flavour.

Woodstock

The Collett family bought the Woodstock property in 1973 and quickly built a modest winery crushing its first vintage in 1974. Doug and Mary Collett's middle son Scott took over at Woodstock in 1982 after gaining a winemaking degree and varied winemaking experience in Australia, Europe and California.

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Scott started the " Woodstock" brand in 1983 by releasing selected premium wines under the Woodstock label. Tasting success, Scott increased production and sales and in 1988, Scott and Anne Collett purchased neighbouring vineyards and built the Coterie. The aim now at Woodstock is for modest grape crops ripened to perfection to maximise flavour. Control is the key and the aim is quality not quantity. Integrated pest management is practised in the trend towards organic viticulture.

At the Woodstock Vineyard Scott Collett personally oversees the management of this vineyard and puts into practice what he preaches

" ..to create and preserve the best flavours in generous, value for money wines. This starts in the vineyard and finishes in the wine glass and requires attention to detail at every stage"

The Angas Vineyard manager John Pargeter is a true innovator who utilises and adapts any available technology to assist his task of creating the best grape flavours possible. Grape quality is controlled by managing crop levels, (grape size, bunch weight and bunch numbers) and vigour of the vines. Canopy management controls size and density of each vine's foliage.

Shareholder Rocco Melino and staff commenced planting the Wirrega Vineyard in 1994 with the help of shareholder and viticulturist Geoff Hardy. Rocco's son Gino Melino became the manager of Wirrega Vineyard in 1999. As a director of Wirrega Vineyards, Scott Collett regularly visits the vineyard and monitors management through the seasons with fellow directors. The dividend Woodstock receives as a shareholder of Wirrega Vineyards is in the form of quality grapes for premium winemaking. As a small, red fermenting winery, Woodstock worked efficiently for 26 vintages. However, as grape tonnages grew and as Cellar Door and The Coterie visitor numbers grew, the winery became harder to run efficiently as a fermentation cellar.

http://www.woodstockwine.com.au/ - Woodstock
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Rather than destroy the big gum trees and natural ambience of Woodstock, the efficiency of a larger scale winemaking facility was preferred. Barrel storage, warehousing and finished wine distribution will continue at Woodstock, while the glorious Woodstock wines are now crafted at the Barossa Vintners facilities. Doug Collett left many barrels of lovely old fortifieds at Woodstock. Scott will continue to discover and bottle these fine old tawnys in future years.

Established collectively by experienced winemakers in 1995, Barossa Vintners is a flexible, efficient winery capable of making many different styles for its winemaking shareholders. Barossa Vintners itself does not own any wines, and is not a co-operative. It provides a winemaking service for shareholders and clients. The involvement of Barossa prince winemaker ben Glaetzer ensures the operation is always at the cut and thrust of sophisticated viniculture.

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