Grape Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Growing Region: Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Reid Bosward

When I introduce the name of this wine, several people say: sorry - what did you say. The Kaesler ‘Old Bastard’ Shiraz is one of the Barossa Valley's most expressive and engaging wines. The wine’s name refers to a small number of ‘old bastards’ - bush vines planted around 1893. This Shiraz reflects the essence and philosophy of Reid’s winemaking along with showcasing individual vineyard sites of international quality.

 

Grape Varietals: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon & 20% Merlot
Growing Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Peter Robertson

I have had the pleasure of visiting Brookfields and knowing Peter for nearly 3 decades. And during this time, Peter’s reserve Bordeaux red blend known locally as the ‘Gold Label’ has been an icon wine for both Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand.
This year 2017 has a very important occasion and anniversary - as Brookfields Vineyards (not Peter) celebrates its 80th vintage, being founded in 1937.

 

Grape Varietals: 65% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Negrara
Growing Region: Villa Borghetti Estate, Veneto, Italy
Chief Winemaker: Giovanni Nordera

Amarone as a wine style has had an incredible growth and success around the world over the past 20 years, and Pasqua has been at the center of crafting these dynamic, engaging and complex quality wines. These wines are a perfect balance of art and science, where Giovanni and his team have crafted a wine greater than the sum of its parts. This Villa Borghetti Amarone was sourced from the best bunches.

 

Grape Varietals: 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon & 3% Viognier
Growing Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Aurelio Montes

The vineyards which produce the selected fruit for this Montes ‘Alpha’ Syrah are in two very representative areas in the Colchagua Valley - Apalta and Marchigüe. With both sites highly influenced by the Tinguiririca River and from historical flood deposits and material from high above in the mountains. The soils tend to be deep on the plains and thinner in the foothills and upper vineyards slopes.