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1 - 9 of 9 Wines By Morris
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Morris of Rutherglen Bin 158 Durif
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
George Francis Morris established a small vineyard in 1859, just two miles east of the current Mia Mia Morris family wineworks. The first Durif vines were planted in the 1920s but it was not until Mick Morris, the first Morris family winemaker to be university educated, released his Durif under the pseudonym Claret in 1954. A Rutherglen specialty, Durif is a characteristically big wine, originally imported from Hermitage by Victoria's legendary viticulturalist Francois de Castella circa 1908.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
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The finest parcels of Rutherglan Durif are harvested and crushed into open fermenters. The small berries yield a great concentration of flavours with high alcohol, dark colour and soft tannins, making a style of wine that's renowned for structure and longevity. Vinification is controlled, initially at cooler temperatures to maintain fresh varietal fruit characters, gradually rising to warmer temperatures, for optimal extractions of good colour and fine tannins. After several days of open ferments, batches are pressed into an equal balance of seasoned and new, American and French oak hogsheads for completion of malolactic and two years maturation before the final assemblage.
 
Deep brickish red with purple hues. Lifted fresh aromas of ripe blackcurrant and spicy fruits, complexed by a subtle influence of cedar. Rich, supple, concentrated berry flavours integrated with fruit and oak tannins, a very good length of flavour. A magical drink to acccompany meats and grills, heaven sent for rare sirloin, the perfect match to venison and game.
Morris of Rutherglen Bin 186 Shiraz
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
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$299DOZEN
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Morris of Rutherglen Classic Muscat 500ml
Rutherglen
Available in cartons of six
The fifth generation of Morris endure as one of the world’s great winemaking estates, releasing an unbroken lineage of internationally renowned fortifieds year after year. Morris Liqueur Muscats are vinified from precious harvests of Brown Muscat grapes, a clone of the Muscat aux Petit Grains Rouge, which grows in bunches of small red berries. A rich bouquet of the most intense varietal Muscat characters, driven by a palate of wanton, indulgent complexity and beautified by the most beguiling rancio richness.
$2299each
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One of the finest and most interesting wines in Australia are the Morris Muscats. The unirrigated vines rely on natural rainfall. When very ripe at 16–18 baume, the grapes are hand picked, crushed and fermented on skins for 24 hours before draining and pressing the juice. The wine is topped up with spirit, and the fortified Muscat is matured in large oak casks ranging in size from 1,500 to 4,500 litres until blending. When blending occurs many different vintages are used in order to give lusciousness, richness, age and freshness.
Morris of Rutherglen Classic Tawny 500ml
Rutherglen
Available in cartons of six
The fifth generation of the Morris family continue to make the most memorable Rutherglen Tawny wines. A sublime, oak matured Grenache Shiraz Mourverdre, evolving marvelous complexity after many years under the estate cellars. Grapes are allowed to remain on the vine until high sugar levels and an intense concentration of flavour develop. After crushing, ferments and pressing, the young wine is fortified with a low strength spirit, as opposed to other styles which are fortified with a higher alcoholic spirit, infuse greater complexity and encouraging opulent palate richness.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
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Morris of Rutherglen Classic Topaque 500ml
Rutherglen
Available in cartons of six
Rutherglen Tokay grapes, synonymous with Muscadelle, picked off the Morris Mia Mia vineyard. A selection of wines from different vintages is chosen, each contributing special characteristics to make a wine with complexity of age, youthfulness, freshness of flavour and consistency of style. A concentrated nose showing great depth of malty Tokay character. The palate is complex, intense and luscious, combined with freshness. A superb Tokay of real quality and richness.
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The illustrious old Rutherglen vines are reliant on natural rainfall only which rewards with lower cropping vines that can produce fruit of high sugar levels and concentrated flavours. Once the desired Baume level 15° to 16° is reached, pressing occurs, then a high strength neutral spirit is added to arrest the fermentation. The wine is then pumped into casks for the maturation process to occur.
Morris of Rutherglen Sparkling Shiraz Durif
Rutherglen
Available in cartons of six
Rutherglen is possibly the only productive enclave of world class Durif wines anywhere on earth. It also yields a quality of Shiraz that's unique in the world of wine, by virtue of the region's phyloxera and quarantine of vines. The Morris family have been making wine at Rutherglen since 1859. Within thirty years of establishment, their flourishing operations had made Morris the largest wine producer in the southern hemisphere. Introductions aside, Morris make an effervescent red wine of remarkable intensity, profound richness and sheer class.
$2299each
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Morris draw upon barrels of maturing stock from across several vintages to assemble a generously flavoured yet brilliantly integrated red wine, before initiating a secondary bottle fermentation and liqueur doseage. Historically Shiraz has been the variety used in Australian sparkling reds, but by adding components of the world renowned Rutherglen Durif, extra complexity and balance has been imparted to the flavour. A range of older vintages are balanced against younger wines, which are used to provide the fruit lift. After assembling all components, the wine is bottled with an addition of Rutherglen yeast and allowed twelve to eighteen months contact before disgorging and resealing under tirage.
 
Crimson, a generous purple mousse. Rich fruit bouquets, Shiraz spice, yeast complexity and a hint of oak maturation. Rich and full flavoured palate, plum and blackberry and fruit jam flavours, chocolates and dusty carob over gentle, soft tannins. The powerful flavours linger long, complex and rich, a strawberry tang and licorice spice balance the excellent sweetness.
Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat 500ml
Rutherglen
Available in cases of 6
Only the best vintages are selected for the Premium Rare Old Muscat, all releases win significant awards at major international competitions. In blending, a range of vintages are used, the older wines giving intensely concentrated luscious flavours and aged complexity and the younger wines imparting the fresh fruit character. A bouquet of intense raisiny fruit and soft wood aged characters. A rich and luscious palate supported by rancio complexity, a great depth of mouth filling and lingering flavours. Fortified Wine of the Year Trophy!
$8999each
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The ripening grapes are left on the vine late into the autumn harvest season, as long as possible to obtain maximum sugar level before selective picking by hand. On arrival at the winery, the grapes are crushed and allowed to partially undergo fermentation, before draining and pressing, then a high strength neutral spirit is added to arrest the fermentation and fortify to 18% v/v alcohol. The grapes are then transferred into oak casks and barrels to slowly mature for many years.
Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Tawny 500ml
Rutherglen
Available in cases of 6
Fortified from the classic Australian Tawny varietals, predominately Shiraz and Grenache, Morris of Rutherglen's historical, quarantined old vines yield some of the nation's most precious parcels of fruit. A profound, multi layered structure of mature fruit flavours, with aged oak/rancio expressions and almond creamyness, balanced by a deep spirit dryness, continuing on a long and persistent, flavoursome and textural finish. The classic, rich and full Australian style, offering tremendous length, ribald complexity and satiating palate warmth.
$8999each
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Morris are custodians to some of the oldest stocks of maturing fortified wines in Australia. Shiraz and Grenache grapes are encouraged to ripen fully before harvesting. Following the crush, a partial fermentation is initiated before pressing. A specially selected low strength spirit (alcohol with character) is added to arrest fermentations and fortify the young wine, followed by transfer into a selection of old, seasoned oak barrels and casks for several years to develop the inimitable aged rancio tawny characters. Only the best casks, some as old as forty to fifty years of age will find their way into Old Premium.
Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque 500ml
Rutherglen
Available in cases of 6
One of Australia's most internationally renowned wines, a superb Tokay of opulence and splendour. Its heady, fruit laden, honey and butterscotch nose, underpinned by the sweetness of raisin and aged vanilla, an exquisite concentration, smooth, silky textures and soft, warmth of spirit on the middle palate, a graciously drying finish over lingering length of mellowing, festive fruit characters. Assembled from a range of vintages, the older wines bringing an intensity of flavour, rancio and grape tannins, gently imparting the influence of time, as the wines evolve within a selection of seasoned casks and fine oak barrels.
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The grapes are left to hang on the vine to concentrate in flavour and sugar. Hand picked, a partial fermentation, before draining, pressing, and fortification with high strength neutral spirit. The wine is then transferred to casks and barrels for many years of maturation, where the wine will concentrate in flavour and gain more texture and lusciousness. When blending the Premium Tokay only the best wines from the best vintages are chosen, all of which have won awards at major Australian Wine Shows.
After five generations of Rutherglen viticulture and unprecedented success at international competitions, David Morris has emerged as one of Australia's most outstanding winemakers

Morris Wines, established in 1859, is the continuing story of five generations of family winemakers. George Francis Morris established his vineyard and winery near Rutherglen in North Eastern Victoria. He planted a trial vineyard plot of ten acres at Fairfield two miles east of the current Morris Mia Mia winery location. By 1885 Morris planting's had grown to over 200 acres making them the largest wine producer in the Southern Hemisphere. By the late 1890s the devastating spread of Phyloxera, an aphidlike insect that attacks and kills vines, crippled the Rutherglen district.

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In 1897 Charles Hughes Morris, son of George, established a new vineyard at Mia Mia only a few kilometres away from the original Morris plantings. Selling his prize-winning horse, Fairfield, to develop the property, the Morris winemaking tradition continued and the image of the show jumping horse would become the company trademark. In 1917 disaster struck again, due to the devastating spread of Phyloxera, the Morris Fairfield Estate and Winery was sold.

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In the 1930s Charles Hugh's eldest son, Charles Tempest Morris took over the operations, guiding the business through an era of depression and war that saw immense changes in the growing Australian wine industry. Plantings and production were expanded, and son Charles Henry Mick was introduced to the philosophies and traditions of Morris winemaking.

Mick Morris was the first family winemaker to be university educated and returned to Rutherglen to commence his first official vintage as winemaker in 1953. In 1993, Mick's son, David, became the fifth generation winemaker, he is still currently reigning at Morris Wines. Combining 145 years of winemaking tradition with modern techniques David is the most awarded winemaker in Australia.

Morris is renowned and highly acclaimed for it's production of luscious fortified wines with long cellaring potential. The Morris premium muscats and tokays are one of Australia's great secrets and are highly prized by overseas drinkers in the know. The demand for these amazing fortified wines within Australia has been so great that exports have been very limited. Their success has tended to obscure the fact that Morris is also a producer of a limited range of premium table wines. Durif was one of the notable varietals planted in the 1920s. Morris is now renowned for their big Durif wine, and some might say that it has almost as much character as Mick Morris himself.

The corrugated iron winery, with its wax-lined concrete fermenting vats and ancient equipment, is a true icon of Australian design, capturing the essence of the 1897 winery. Located within the heart of the winery, the atrium style Cellar Door was designed by legendary Australian architect Robyn Boyd and constructed in 1972. Offering views of the century old storage casks and famous dirt floors, the Cellar Door provides an up close experience to the making of world famous wines. It's a link with the past, those good old days when Rutherglen provided two thirds of Victoria's wine, and Victoria in turn provided two thirds of Australia's total wine production until it was wiped out by phylloxera at the turn of the last century.

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Since 1993 David Morris has won more awards than any other individual winemaker in Australia. In 2001 the Morris Old Premium Liqueur Muscat was rated Best Muscat in the World at the Muscats of the World competition in Frontigan-La-Peyrade, France. At home it was rated 2001 Wine of the Year by Winestate magazine. Under David Mrris's guidance, the Morris range of table, fortified and sparkling wines collected an amazing tally of 20 trophies and 223 medals including 80 Gold in 2003 alone.

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