Firebrick red color apparent throughout continues to the rim of the glass. Succulent raspberry and plum aromas originate initially from the glass, with an underlying violet perfume and a slight toasty spice generated from oak maturation. Soft red fruit aromas of the nose are apparent on the palate providing a perceived sweetness, while a subtle acidity and ripe tannins derived from gentle maceration produce a moderate bodied wine and a delicate lingering finish.
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Alan Robb Hickinbotham (David's grandfather) became a founder of the Australian wine industry almost by accident. In May of 1936, Hickinbotham established the Roseworthy Oenology course with the intent of furthering winemaking by instructing viticulturalists to use scientific research to produce better wine.
David eventually purchased 300 acres of prime vineyard land in McLaren Vale early in the 70's. There was no irrigation at that time so the vines were dry grown. This produced grapes... View More