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While it was the blending of red varietal wines that made Wolf Blass famous, his capacity to source the finest fruit was the cornerstone of his efforts. Wolf Blass was the master at bringing together raw components of excellent potential and assembling them into a complete wine. Wolf Blass»
Originally released in 1976, the Koonunga Hill range has established a sound reputation for quality and consistency, while availing red wine enthusiasts of the opportunity to approach the enduring Penfolds style. The inaugural 1976 vintage of Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet was a legendary wine, still drinking well at Penfolds red wine recorking clinics. Penfolds»
Gold Medal Winner San Francisco International Wine Competition, Blue Gold Award Sydney, 92 Wine Spectator points. A sensational salmon-pink, almost coppery coloured Cuvee combining a selection of twenty to fifty single Crus. Nicolas Feuillatte»
Villa Maria possess the magic touch with Sauvignon Blanc, regularly clearing international wine events of prestigious trophies. Private Bin has been included in the Decanter Top 50 Best Under £10 and identified as a Decanter favourite. Villa Maria»
Excellent Langtons Classification. A multiple trophy and gold winner at national and international wine shows. Wynns»
The top shelf in toothsome and dulcetly fragrant, fruit forward frizzante wines, fashioned for those who know what they like and take their Moscato seriously. Brown Brothers make the best Moscato in the land, their dedicated Muscat vineyards have been trained to deliver harvests of the most luscious fruit. Brown Brothers»
Coriole is one of McLaren Vale's most eminent, artisanal estates. Consecutive vintages of Coriole Shiraz have claimed a remarkable back to back San Francisco Double Gold. Coriole»
Back to back Max Schubert Trophies Winner, Gold & Trophy Royal Melbourne for Best Other Varieties Red. It seems the 2006 Shiraz Viognier can't go anywhere these days without bringing a trophy home! Starvedog Lane knows from good grapes, it's the combination of styles that gives Starvedog Lane it's characteristics, offering plenty of the kind of flavours that make a really good wine. Starvedog Lane»
Campbell's Topaque is the most wickedly intense, lusciously rich elixer, laden with candied peel flavours, honeycombed fruit and amber complexities. Painstakingly crafted to the old world Solera system, a bespoke tradition of fractional blending and elevage, achieving the most indulgent concentration of flavour through a laborious racking of barrels as the angels take their share. Campbells»
Nillumbik means shallow earth, so named by the original inhabitants to signify a lack of top soils lost to undulating terrains. The western edges of Yarra Valley are covered by a harsh and hilly topography which can challenge winemakers as the unaccomodating soils and aspects produce grapes of concentration and intensity. Nillumbik Estate»
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Pyrus retains an everlasting tenure within the pantheon of great Australian wines, one of the few to win the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. This statuesque Medoc cépage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Franc, picked off the most elite Coonawarra vineyards, is exactingly crafted by the most accomplished winemakers within the Lindemans team, into a dark, rich red accord of extraordinary complexity, remarkable integration, stylishness and intensity, paradoxically an Australian icon wine which can be enjoyed in its youth. Lindemans»
Fox Creek Vixen Sparkling Red $21.99 / $261.00
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Shiraz Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon by Fox Creek of McLaren Vale. It is a perfume so alluring, so very arousing, that if it weren't already under glass, you might just think about bottling it yourself. Have you ever imagined yourself sipping on a luscious effervescent red wine? Vixen makes makes it a reality. All vineyard staff at Fox Creek take pride at growing the best wine grapes in McLaren Vale. Pure bliss when served on her own, Vixen is also a mouthful of deliciousness with festive puddings, tapas or meats.
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VarietalShiraz Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon
RegionMcLaren Vale / South Australia
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Fox Creek Chardonnay 2013
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Varietal Chardonnay
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Red Baron Shiraz 2013
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Reserve Merlot 2008
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Varietal Merlot
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2012
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Shadows Run Shiraz Cabernet 2011
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Varietal CabernetSauv Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz 2012
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Vixen Sparkling Red
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Varietal Shiraz CabernetFranc CabernetSauv
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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http://www.foxcreekwines.com.au/ - Fox Creek - Tasting Notes On Australian & New Zealand wines
It all began when a group of medicos decided to realize a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine

In the past years since Fox Creek was established, many of the Fox Creek wines have been recognized by being awarded both Trophies and Gold Medals from National and Regional Wine Shows. The McLaren Vale Region has a Mediterranean style climate with a strong maritime influence and is frost-free as we are 7km from the sea. Annual Rainfall is 600-700mm falling mainly in Winter. It is an ideal location for growing grapes, with little disease pressure.

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Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga. "On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

"Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents."

There are many different soil types at the estate vineyards. About one half are black cracking clays full of organic matter which can develop deep cracks in summer. The rest are red sandy loams with rocks right through their profile. These soils are well drained and aerated.

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Fox Creek manage the vineyard floor with a mix of cover cropping and permanent swards. Mulching the under-vine area is also carried out to improve the structure, fertility and microbiological diversity in soil. Cultivation is kept to a bare minimum to conserve soil structure. The vineyard layout and trellis systems have been designed to best suit the specific needs of individual varieties.

Most of the Shiraz is grown on a trellis system called Scott-Henry, and the vines are trained to two cordons. The shoots from the top cordon are lifted by a set of foliage wires while the bottom cordon shoots are down-turned. This system helps control the natural vigour of Shiraz while allowing maximum sunlight penetration and ventilation of the canopy. Most white varieties are grown on a Vertically Shoot Positioned trellis. This gives excellent fruit exposure and ventilation to reduce disease pressure, but enough shading to prevent sunburn damage to the bunches.

With the use of weather stations and continuous monitoring of soil moisture, stress can be minimalized in critical periods such as the time of flowering, controlled stress is utilized to dictate shoot size after fruitset. The outcome of this careful management is to make the most efficient use of limited underground water supplies. All the estate vineyards have drip irrigation, with the exception of one premiere dry-grown Shiraz vineyard.

"All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour. Vintage time is always hectic!" The winemakers sample the grapes regularly to determine the optimum picking time as judged by flavour development and baum (sugar levels).

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