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An impressive succession of highly awarded vintages, twice in a row Gold Medal Liquorland Top 1OO, Gold & Silver New World Wine Awards and second equal at the prestigious UK Wine Magazine taste off. Flanked by the ocean, mountains and rivers of the South Island, Waipara Hills yield the most stylish wines. Waipara Hills»
Distinguished Langtons Classification. An outstanding vintage release of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, as crafted by one of Australia's grand old wineries, collated from superior vineyards in Coonawarra, winner this year of a breathtaking three Trophies and five Gold Medals. St Hugo»
Gunn Estate are world class, having claimed top trophy at the International Chardonnay France, 5 Winestate Stars, Gold ANZ and Blue-Gold at the Sydney International, all for varietal whites.. . Gunn Estate»
Fashioned to the timeless and enduring Australian claret styling, proud recipient of the coveted Red Wine of Year Trophy at the prestigious London International. Sourced from the finest Penfold vineyards, Koonunga Hill is known for its fully flavoured palate, solid varietal fruit character and well rounded structure. Penfolds»
Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's leading winemakers, Alan McCorkindale has over three decades experience at crafting some of the South Island's most memorable vintages. McCorkindale's efforts have claimed many trophy and gold at prestigious competitions including twice International White Wine of Year at the distinguished London International Wine Challenge. Munamuna»
By the winner of the 2014 Jimmy Watson Trophy! During his time as chief red wine maker at Hardy's, Stephen Pannell became intmate with many of the greater Adelaide region's most splendid sites. A predominantly Syrah wine with a de rigueur inclusion of good Viognier, all picked off a superior low yielding Adelaide Hills vineyard. SC Pannell»
Adam Jackson bought the first blocks of land at the heart of Marlborough and took up farming in 1855. His wife planted a gumtree along Jacksons Road, it remains a regional icon and can be seen on the Jackson estate label. Jackson Estate»
Peter Lehmann has always been Riesling's most outspoken advocate, he has claimed best Riesling trophy at the prestigious London International on more occasions than any other, he declares Riesling to be his wine of choice if marooned on the proverbial desert island. Early picking of fruit from a superior single vineyard in the salubrious climes of Eden Valley has produced a fresh, lively Riesling, expect this captivating wine to exhibit genuine charm and offer great longevity as it narrowly missed being bottled behind Lehmann's flagship Riesling label.. Peter Lehmann»
A collation of superior vineyard parcels, crafted by a boutique estate which has been recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. Clonakilla is dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines, only ever released in limited quantities, anything by Clonakilla can be hard to find, but they are worth the search. Clonakilla»
The higher altitudes and slower ripening climes of King Valley are a blessing to wine growers. Some of the more fortuitous sites boast soils and aspects which are nothing short of idyllic, yielding harvests of vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. Gracebrook»
Paringa is one of Victoria's leading estates, having claimed Royal Melbourne Most Successful Winery Trophy and earning impressive international acclaim for it's founder, the eminent Lindsay McCall. His style is defined by his passion for viticulture and devotion to the art of making nothing but the finest wines. Paringa Estate»
Each year a small parcel of E&E Black Pepper Shiraz is set aside for secondary fermentation and maturation on yeast lees. E&E have won much adulation for their Shiraz, claiming conspicuous trophies at the prestigious London International.. Barossa Valley Estate»
Cat Amongst The Pigeons Nine Lives Shiraz 2009 $14.99 / $179.00 12
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Shiraz by Rosedale of Barossa Valley. Light and dark berried fruits with a savoury and spiced complexity leading to an even weighted palate which flows seamlessly with the aid of layered tannins promoting length. For well over a decade, Rosedale have been nurturing their splendid vineyards across the western ridge of Barossa Valley. The Rosedale team endeavour to isolate the finest harvests of Shiraz from multiple blocks within the estate's western Barossa vineyards, stretching from Lyndoch in the south through to Seppeltsfield and Greenock in the north, to create a wine which truly represents a Cat Amongst the Pigeons. Good natural acidity increases the persistence of this balanced, elegant and stylish wine.
RegionBarossa Valley / South Australia

Rosedale - Rosedale - Tasting Notes On Australian & New Zealand wines
Rosedale Wines takes its name from a small settlement, originally called Rosenthal, in the southwest of Barossa Valley

Barossa is Australia’s most famous wine region, renowned for producing some of the best Shiraz (Syrah) wines in the world. Rosedale Wines specialises in producing wines from the western Barossa Valley, with emphasis on Shiraz and Rhone style blends. The estate vineyards begin near Rosedale just to the northwest of Lyndoch and stretch along the Barossa boundary to Greenock. Soils vary significantly, but in the Rosedale area they are generally shallow, with broken shale through red brown earths and Terra Rossa. The ancient soils and Mediterranean style climate typically produce low yields of small berries with thick skins. Vineyards at Lyndoch and Rosedale, south of Gomersal Road, produce modest yields and the sites demand harvesting within a small window of opportunity, which allow for lifted ripe vibrant black currant characters, verging on casis with solid just ripe tannins allowing a wine of inky colour and powerful structure to be made. - Rosedale - Tasting Notes On Australian & New Zealand wines

The vision at Rosedale is to become recognised for producing premium quality wines at affordable prices. When Cat Amongst The Pigeons received critical acclaim from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the winemaking team knew they were doing something right. This success was followed with the 2007 Nine Lives being awarded a Blue Gold Award, Top 100 Wine and Kemenys Perpetual Trophy for Best Value Dry Red Table Wine at the 2009 Sydney International Wine Competition. Since then, the accolades have continued and Rosedale Wines is attracting attention from all over the world. Rosedale truly offer wines of intense flavour, rich character and great structure.

All vineyards are planted to 3 metres rows and vines are 1.8m apart giving 1853 vines per ha. Vines are drip irrigated and irrigation use is low varying from 0.1 – 1ML/ha depending on desired wine end use and or soil moisture holding characteristics. With a diverse range of growing conditions, there are varied ripening dates to harvest fruit at its optimal flavour profile.

Rosedale can produce small berried, firm tannin styles of wine, as well as more generous fruit flavoured wines showing great elegance. All exhibit great colour. Rosedale undertake environmental and sustainability initiatives and work to maintaining Freshcare accreditation. - Rosedale - Tasting Notes On Australian & New Zealand wines

The vineyards grow annual cover crops, mostly of Triticale to assist in weed suppression, erosion control, soil moisture control and vineyard access. Where vines grow in low raw soils, mounding is employed to increase moisture reserves, while in high vigour situations cover crops are allowed to hay off.

Rosedale enjoy the enviable position of holding and growing solid relationships with the best Barossa growers. There are slight changes in the winemaking from each vineyard to get the best outcome for the wine. The Chook Shed vineyard in southern Barossa is typically cooler, with deeper soil profiles and water holding capacity. These terroirs are slightly more vigorous and produce fruit which has slightly larger berries. The Cat Amongst the Pigeons Shiraz is handled slightly differently, a more structured wine with elongated flavour profile and complexity delivering a wine which is truly unique to the western ridge’s various sub regional Barossa vineyards. Lyndoch Shiraz, with slightly larger berries will be honed to result in lifted and juicy fruit frontal palate flavours which combine well with French oak maturation. Rosedale Shiraz, grown on tough, shallow Terra Rossa soils produces smaller berries.

The Rosedale fruit is fermented cool and the cap is well worked, matured with subtly toasted American oak results in wine which is inky in colour with dark briary, tarry fruits, even weighted and powerful line of structure. Shiraz from Seppeltsfield produces fruit which make wine of a powerful structure, but retains elegance through vibrancy of character and depth of flavour with solid mid palate weight of dark black and blue fruits with terrific length. Combined, these wines offer the ability to blend the various positive attributes that each vineyard site posses. With such esteemed neighbours as Torbreck, Two Hands, Rolf Binder and Hentley Farm, it is clear that Rosedale possess jewels of vineyards which deliver wines of exceptional quality and unique character. - Rosedale - Tasting Notes On Australian & New Zealand wines

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