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Coulthard Langhorne Creek Cabernet
Sauvignon 2013 $22 CD.
Langhorne Creek Mourvedre 2013 $24
Langhorne Creek Graciano 2013 $24
Langhorne Creek Sparkling Shiraz NV
Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2014 $25
Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 $20 CD.
THE Willson sisters Rebecca and Lucy
who run Bremerton Wines honor their
ancestors and the region’s 165-year
history in choosing one of The Creek’s
original red varieties in naming the
Bremerton cabernet. The parcels of
fruit were fermented separately in open
then matured for 18 months in French
and American oak barriques. The varietal
expression of blackcurrant and a hint of
decade it will develop further.
Mourvedre (aka mataro) originated in
now is more widely grown in southern
partner in blends with grenache and
describes her mourvedre as “earthy and
accompanies that country’s legendary
beefsteak. Bright crimson with herbal
with red berry fruits and nuances of
licorice and anise.
Bleasdale was established back in 1850
and has a reputation for producing rich
red wines. One of its perennial favorites
here and in the UK is the Bleasdale
sparkling shiraz. Liquering provides
luscious sweetness to fully ripe shiraz with
a smoothly textured palate. On its own or
Since the advent of chief winemaker
Paul Hotker and 38% shareholding by
SA pastoralist the McBride family and
headed to the neighboring Adelaide Hills
for most of its white wine fruit.
The Bleasdale chardonnay is typical of the
Devotees of ever-popular sauvignon
blanc are increasingly turning to the local
savvys from Adelaide Hills fruit rather than
the sometimes overblown products from
across the Tasman. The Bleasdale is a
Rusticana is part of the botanical name
producers of Newmans Horseradish
grapegrowers suggested planting vines
as well. Under the consultancy of eminent
produces a range of eight wines under the
Rusticana label. A two-storey cellar door
has a splendid view over the vineyards
on one side of the Bremer River and the
horseradish crop on the other. The single
vineyard cabernet sauvignon is deep
cellaring for up to a decade.
Riesling from top two valleys
TWO 2014 rieslings from Australia’s top regions for
The Sevenhill St Francis Xavier Single Vineyard
Clare Valley Riesling 2014 is sourced from the
established by the Jesuits in 1851.
Winemakers Liz Heidenreich and brother John May
have come up with a classic rendition of Clare’s
famed white wine. It is crisp and dry with layers of
the palate. $35 CD.
The St John’s Road Peace of Eden Eden Valley
Riesling 2014 is made by Phil Lehmann from fruit
grown on David Sander’s old south facing vineyard
on Basil Roesler Road.
AS tastes of the younger set become
surge as a top drop in tastings at
cellar doors. Here are some recent
from raspberry cordial sweetness to
retention of core varietal fruit but with
spice and natural acid in the mouthfeel.
Drink slightly chilled – too cold inhibits
The Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley McLaren
which journeyed from neighboring
grapegrower Joe Petrucci’s block
to take up residence with her litter
subsisting mainly on Myponga cheddar
from the cellar door platters. Old-
vine grenache is an ideal grape for a
the bouquet and palate and perfect
with a plate of smoked trout and
The Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Moscato
Burge Frizzante Moscato Rosa 2013
in the pink with rose petal aromas and
refreshing on the palate with cherry
The Bird in Hand Adelaide Hills D&B
watermelon and strawberry aromas
The Bird in Hand Adelaide Hills Pinot
enjoying with strawberries and cream.
within. $20 CD.
The Bremerton Langhorne Creek Racy
fruit harvested to make the most of
equal parts of shiraz and cabernet fruit
with pizza or prawns. $16 CD.
Star, bullocks and
McLAREN Vale has its roots in Oxenberry
Its wines are sold only at cellar door and the label
the British merchant ship named on the label ran
aground during a ferocious storm in 1888. Of the 28
aboard only 11 survived and shipwreckage remains
enlivened by peppery spice and charry oak. Chewy
tannins suggest this wine would last at least a
decade with good cellaring.
The Oxenberry The Bullocks Shiraz Cabernet 2010
is a tribute to the early settlers of McLaren Vale and
a dead person killing a live one. The Bullocks is
a McLaren Vale example of the classic Australian
and spice on the palate while cabernet sauvignon
contributes blackcurrant to the bouquet and dark
chocolate and mint amid elegant tannins as a foil to
the full bodied shiraz.
The Oxenberry The Trailblazers Cabernet Sauvignon
sailed from England by chartered ship to Port
Adelaide in 1839. They were the trailblazers to the
plots of land on Oxenberry Farm in early 1840. The
chose cabernet fruit from three distinctly different
Springs and McLaren Flat – emphasising the
versatility of the region. The Trailblazers abounds in
“full in body” cabernet will continue to develop and
improve for a good eight to 10 years.
Rebecca Willson, right,
treading grapes with sister,
Organics on the up
grape growing continues to increase.
Angove Family Winemakers chief winemaker Tony
Ingle says though it is more expensive it is “the best
way to improve soil quality and optimise water use ...
the organically grown sections”.
The 2014 Angove Organic branded wines are made
from McLaren Vale and Riverland grapes with
“minimal intervention”. The newly released Angove
raspberry aromas and a palate presenting black
is soft with a pleasing mouthfeel.
The Angove Organic Chardonnay 2014 has white
a hint of nutty oak. The Angove Organic wines sell
for $16 RRP.
Unencumbered by European regional regulation and
The Angove Cross Stich Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 is from diverse McLaren Vale sub regions of
north – and cabernet from Coonawarra vineyards
north of Penola. Tony said “both wines were crafted
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