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IRVINE Springhill Merlot Bonus Pack, Barossa MV

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IRVINE Springhill Merlot Bonus Pack, Barossa MV

<h2>Irvine Springhill Merlot Bonus Pack</h2> <p>Irvine has been mastering Merlot since 1983. Founder Jim Irvine was well known in the industry for his generosity of spirit. The Irvine Merlot of today honours that generosity in every nose and mouthful.</p> <p>The 2017 Springhill Merlot is a blend of Eden and Barossa Valley fruit. It’s fresh and lively, ripe fruit generously and elegantly served on a bed of fine tannin and bright acidity.</p> <p><strong>The Bonus Upgrade</strong></br> The 12th bottle in this dozen is, like the Springhill, a Merlot and it’s one of the best in the country. While you can open it on arrival, it will spread its wings in the cellar over the next 15 years. Complex and decadent, this is Eden wine whose creation was inspired by the grandeur of Pétrus.</p>
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Irvine Springhill Merlot Bonus Pack

Irvine has been mastering Merlot since 1983. Founder Jim Irvine was well known in the industry for his generosity of spirit. The Irvine Merlot of today honours that generosity in every nose and mouthful.

The 2017 Springhill Merlot is a blend of Eden and Barossa Valley fruit. It’s fresh and lively, ripe fruit generously and elegantly served on a bed of fine tannin and bright acidity.

The Bonus Upgrade
The 12th bottle in this dozen is, like the Springhill, a Merlot and it’s one of the best in the country. While you can open it on arrival, it will spread its wings in the cellar over the next 15 years. Complex and decadent, this is Eden wine whose creation was inspired by the grandeur of Pétrus.

  • Style: Mixed cases - Red
  • Vintage: mv
  • Region: Barossa
  • Code: ISMPK
  • Varietal: Merlot
  • 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 IRVINE

Langton’s Selections Irvine Grand Merlot Irvine sources its fruit entirely from its Springhill Vineyard elevated at 390-430 metres in the Eden Valley, a sub-region of the Barossa geographical indication. The vineyard is close planted on about 24 acres of grey-brown podzolic soils over gravel. The vines are increasingly being trellised on a Smart Dyson system. Irvine was established by winemaking consultant and all-rounder James Irvine. His generosity of spirit is well known in the wine industry. While his name is not famous, he has mentored some of the finest winemakers in South Australia. Irvine’s positive nature comes out in his wines, self- described as being “glorious, clearly regionally defined and terroir driven.” Certainly they have a distinct voice with a loyal following. Irvine has pinned its future largely on Merlot, a variety which has polarised fine wine buyers, especially in the US. It even makes a sparkling Merlot, a variation on the classic Australian sp
Langton’s Selections Irvine Grand Merlot Irvine sources its fruit entirely from its Springhill Vineyard elevated at 390-430 metres in the Eden Valley, a sub-region of the Barossa geographical indication. The vineyard is close planted on about 24 acres of grey-brown podzolic soils over gravel. The vines are increasingly being trellised on a Smart Dyson system. Irvine was established by winemaking consultant and all-rounder James Irvine. His generosity of spirit is well known in the wine industry. While his name is not famous, he has mentored some of the finest winemakers in South Australia. Irvine’s positive nature comes out in his wines, self- described as being “glorious, clearly regionally defined and terroir driven.” Certainly they have a distinct voice with a loyal following. Irvine has pinned its future largely on Merlot, a variety which has polarised fine wine buyers, especially in the US. It even makes a sparkling Merlot, a variation on the classic Australian sparkling Shiraz style made famous by Hans Irvine, a distant relative and founder of Great Western Cellars in Victoria. Winemaking veteran and daughter Joanne Irvine is now responsible for most winemaking. In 2006 she was named red winemaker of the year at the International Wine Challenge in the UK. In the world of Australian wine, Irvine Grand Merlot remains something of an aberration. The name derives from Jim Irvine’s grand introduction to Merlot – a glass of Chateau Petrus. The Grand Merlot is a style in evolution. However, don’t ever expect an elegant, minerally style. The wine is matured in a combination of new and used Allier oak for a period of around 3 years. This wine is massive, with plenty of fruit, oak and tannin. Jim Irvine explains that oak plays a supporting role to extremely dense, concentrated fruit. These multi-layered plushly concentrated wines with dense tannin structure are very much an experience. They straddle the traditional maturation and contemporary style giving freshness, complexity and volume. Jim Irvine recommends that these wines be decanted at least three hours prior to drinking. Irvine produces a number of variations on the Merlot theme including The Baroness a multi-vineyard Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Blend. A Reserve Zinfandel has also achieved some notable success in the fine wine arena. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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