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During the outstanding Rutherglen vintage of 1983, a parcel of fruit with amazing intensity of flavour, reached an incredible natural sugar ripeness at 36 degrees of Baume, it was set aside and treated to a no expense spared vinification for ageing in small oak casks. This single vintage of precious fruit forms the basis of Seppelt GR 113 Rare Rutherglen Muscat, a wine with an immensely rich, complex palate and outstanding length, the definitive, aged Rutherglen Muscat, recipient of multiple trophy victories and countless gold medals.. Seppelt»
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»
Mighty Wolf Blass command the most superlative vineyards throughout the premier precincts of Australia's south, an elite inventory are specialized for the growing of grapes destined exclusively for superior sparkling wines. Gold Label is an assemblage of two thirds Chardonnay and balance of Pinot Noir, sourced from the most excellent sites in cool ripening Adelaide Hills, crafted to the full Methode traditionelle and fashioned for the most discerning palates. Wolf Blass»
Excellent Langtons Classification. Elderton Command has established an enviable reputation, truly one of Australia's most esteemed flagship wines. Elderton»
It's a bit of an enduring truism along the banks of Bremer River, that you need double letters in your name to qualify as a Langhorne Creek winemaker. Outstanding quality fruit and excellence in the art of vinification are essential too. Bremerton»
The long, late ripening conditions and exhilarating continental microclimes of Barwang Vineyard, marked by cold nights and warm summer days, produce red wines of considerable flavour profile, power and extract. Since the 1996 edition, Barwang Cabernet Sauvignon has claimed trophies and prestigious accolades, with every vintage collecting at least one significant gold medal. Barwang»
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The inaugural release of Hanging Rock Shiraz was vintage 1987 and what an event it was, immediately claiming gold and inspiring comparisons to Grange by the industry press. From from fruit grown to the estate Athols Paddock, a complex Heathcote style, more Syrah than Shiraz, boasting several trophies and over fifty gold to its distinguished history, big, powerful and rich, yet exhibiting an elegance and finesse that's rare in Australian wine. Hanging Rock»
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Majella Musician Cabernet Shiraz 2014 $16.99 / $203.88
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Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz by Majella of Coonawarra. Musician is quite low in oak, just a smidge of vanillin showing faintly on the mid palate, the brambly, blackcurrant flavours demand all the attention. Majella are one of the most highly awarded small wineries in Australia, the inaugural release of The Musician was met with unprecedented critical acclaim. Years of grazing on the Majella property enriched the soils and prepared the ground for viticulture. Fine silky tannins integrate with the fruit and minimal oak treatment to produce an approachable well rounded wine of extended length.
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Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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Majella Coonawarra Merlot 2014
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Majella Coonawarra Riesling 2015
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Majella Malleea 2004
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Majella Malleea Cabernet Shiraz 2012
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Majella Musician Cabernet Shiraz 2014
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Majella Shiraz 2014
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Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2009
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http://www.majellawines.com.au/ - Majella - Tasting Notes On Australian & New Zealand wines
The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola - Coonawarra district for over four generations, starting out as Store-Keepers and then graduating into grazing

The property on which Majella now stands was originally owned by Frank Lynn, and bought by his nephew, George, in 1960. George and Pat Lynn kept Merinos for wool production on their farm about ten miles away, and had always wanted some good Coonawarra country for their up-and-coming prime lamb enterprise. Viticulture, however, was not on their agenda until 1968.

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George had always been great friends with Eric Brand. Eric had just started producing his wines under the Laira label and was selling some wine to the Hardy wine company. Brian was interested in planting a vineyard on the Majella property and in 1968 went ahead and planted 6 acres of Shiraz. Eric offered to buy the grapes to produce wine for Hardy's and the future looked rosy. There wasn't a lot of money in it, but it complemented the sheep enterprise, so eventually some 70 acres were planted - about 60% Shiraz and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

However, all good things come to an end, and the Hardy deal fell through just as the vines were maturing. Things were tight in the 70's. Demand for grapes, particularly Shiraz was very low, and there were a couple of years when 30 or more tonnes of premium Shiraz grapes were left to rot.

In 1980 Majella sold their first grapes to Wynn's Coonawarra Estate

This was the start of a long relationship between Wynn's and Majella, a relationship that continued for over 20 years. Since 1989 Majella have continued planting new vineyards and at present have about 150 acres under vine. Most of the new plantings have been Cabernet Sauvignon, but there are some small areas of Merlot and Riesling planted as well.

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The Majella winegrowers had always made a bit of wine up from their own select grapes, and knew that the quality was very good. After prompting from many of their peers, in 1991 they made up 600 cases or so of Shiraz.

The wine was vintaged at Brand's "Laira" winery (the link with Brand's won't go away) under the ever watchful eye of their winemaker, Bruce Gregory. This hit the market in 1993 and was received exceptionally well. The wine was good, the packaging looked good and the release sold out in no time.

Majella continued with the Shiraz in 1992 and 1993 and then in 1994 released a Cabernet. Tony always wanted Sparkling Red so the now famous Majella Sparkling Shiraz was born. Crafted in small quantities, it sells out very quickly

Majella's production level soon reached the stage where new winemaking facilities were warranted, and high tech winemaking equipment was installed. Bruce Gregory joined as winemaker in January 1999 and produced a crackerjack vintage first up.

What happened to the sheep? They're still there although there's not much money in wool these days. The Majella winemakers still run about 3,500 Merino wethers on their remote farm south-west of Penola and raise about 400 prime lambs at Coonawarra.

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