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MOUNTADAM Shiraz, Barossa 2007

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MOUNTADAM Shiraz, Barossa 2007

MOUNTADAM Shiraz, Barossa
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MOUNTADAM Shiraz, Barossa
  • Style: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Vintage: 2007
  • Region: Barossa
  • Code: MASBV
  • Appellation: South Australia
  • Country: Australia

Region Barossa

Barossa Valley Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many

Barossa Valley

Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.
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Winery MOUNTADAM

Langton’s Selections Mountadam Chardonnay, Mountadam The Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Mountadam was established in the mid 1970s by Adam Wynn and his father David. David Wynn had founded the highly successful Wynns Coonawarra Estate winery in the 1950s. The Mountadam winery was built in 1984 and comprised the latest winemaking toys and technology. At 550 metres above sea level, and on well drained shallow soils, this vineyard site promises much, but unfortunately has delivered very little over the last 15 years. Boredom, lack of conviction and re-investment sidetracked Mountadam during the 1990s. Once a flagship of the boutique wine movement, it was all suddenly lost at sea. In 2000 it was purchased by the French luxury group LMVH – the owners of Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay and Domaine Chandon. Under its brief ownership, it invested greatly in improving vineyards. The new owner David Brown is a beneficiary of this great work. The enlightened appointment of Con Moshos (ex
Langton’s Selections Mountadam Chardonnay, Mountadam The Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Mountadam was established in the mid 1970s by Adam Wynn and his father David. David Wynn had founded the highly successful Wynns Coonawarra Estate winery in the 1950s. The Mountadam winery was built in 1984 and comprised the latest winemaking toys and technology. At 550 metres above sea level, and on well drained shallow soils, this vineyard site promises much, but unfortunately has delivered very little over the last 15 years. Boredom, lack of conviction and re-investment sidetracked Mountadam during the 1990s. Once a flagship of the boutique wine movement, it was all suddenly lost at sea. In 2000 it was purchased by the French luxury group LMVH – the owners of Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay and Domaine Chandon. Under its brief ownership, it invested greatly in improving vineyards. The new owner David Brown is a beneficiary of this great work. The enlightened appointment of Con Moshos (ex Petaluma) will see the Chardonnay move forward back into its position as a top South Australian Chardonnay in no time. The reds however are a longer proposition. The Red is a Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc blend. The Patriarch (since 1999 under the Mountadam label) has never really made an impact on the secondary wine market. Indeed the wines are just not up to scratch until around 2001. Mountadam is a really good example of where terroir can only reveal itself when it is in proper hands. That is why the human element can never be discounted when looking at the fortunes and vicissitudes of wine. The newly released Marble Hill Chardonnay, based on cuttings from pre-phylloxera genetic material brought out to Australia in the 1850s, is a particularly exciting new development. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. No Alcohol can be sold or supplied to anyone under 18. It's against the law. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: WARNING - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence: To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years [Penalty exceeds $19,000]; For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor [Penalty exceeds $800]. License Number: 32055289