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View details Lake Breeze Winemakers Selection Shiraz 2013
$ 39.99 Lake Breeze Winemakers Selection Shiraz 2013
Available in cartons of six
Shiraz / Langhorne Creek / SouthAustralia
Lake Breeze Winemaker Selections are only released in exceptional vintages, when fruit is of the most outstanding quality. The pedigree of Winemakers Selection has been established over a series of blockbuster vintages which have been met with the highest critical acclaim and peer approval. Only the finest barrels are chosen for the final assemblage, resulting in very limited quantities of the most exclusive editions. A national treasure, this velvety rich Shiraz is fashioned from the fruit of vines up to forty five years of age, grown to the Follett family property.
 
View details Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
$ 19.99 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
CabernetSauv / Langhorne Creek / SouthAustralia
Greg Follett's great, great, great grandfather took up land in Langhorne Creek circa 1850, the first Palomino and Doradillo vines were established on Follett's farm during the 1880s. Replaced by Cabernet and Shiraz eighty years later, the property is now source to Langhorne Creek's finest red wines, all fashioned from the pick of estate grown fruit, off forty years old vines planted to the flood plain of Bremer River. Only the top 25% of harvest is worthy of bottling under the Lake Breeze label.
 
View details Lake Breeze Bullant Shiraz 2014
$ 13.99 Lake Breeze Bullant Shiraz 2014
Shiraz / Langhorne Creek / SouthAustralia
A stylish young red by Lake Breeze, one of Langhorne Creek's most highly venerated wineries. This Bullant wraps the palate with lively fruit forward Shiraz characters, plummyness and spice, swathed in smooth chocolatey tannins. Beautifully balanced and representing exceptional value, Bullant makes for satisfying early drinking whilst offering the substance to see it through a spell of cellaring. As you're enjoying the wine, spare a thought for the fruit pickers and farmhands who danced in abandon amongst the vines, to avoid the menacing bullants!
 
View details Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2014
$ 19.99 Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2014
Available by the dozen
CabernetSauv Shiraz / Langhorne Creek / SouthAustralia
A vineyard of some historical import, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Bernoota is Lake Breeze's most highly awarded wine, amassing multi awards and gold in recent years, including the highly prestigious Royal Adelaide Max Schubert Trophy.
 
View details Bullant Langhorne Creek Cabernet Merlot 2013
$ 13.99 Bullant Langhorne Creek Cabernet Merlot 2013
Available by the dozen
CabernetSauv Merlot / Langhorne Creek / SouthAustralia
It was lunch in the vineyard as it ticked past 12 o'clock, when I saw a sight I'll never forget on that red soiled block. It started with a shuffle but turned into a dance. The boys shook about like they wanted out of their pants! As it turned out they were losing a fight. Trying to avoid the bullants, and boy can they bite. They ran from the block and couldn't be seen, until they returned much later with a can of Mortein! We've since dealt with those bullants and they no longer bite. But their memory still lingers when we pour a glass of Bullant each night.
 
Lake Breeze is one of Australia's most awarded boutique wineries, achieving an extraordinary level of success in Australian Wine Shows

The Follett family vineyard was established in the 1880's by Arthur John Follett, the great, great grandfather of Greg Follett, the winemaker. The varieties grown on the vineyard include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay, with small blocks of Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot and White Frontignac.

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Lake Breeze winery lies on the banks of the Bremer River and is surrounded by majestic river red gums and overlooks the 80 hectare (200 acre) Follett Family Vineyard. The vineyards are managed by Greg's brothers, Roger and Tim, whom he relies on to provide him with consistently outstanding fruit.

The varieties grown on the vineyard include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay, with smaller amounts of Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Lake Breeze selects only the best 25% of fruit from the older vines for its wines, resulting in a limited crush of only 200 tonne. The majority of the fruit used is carefully selected from old vines - between 30 & 35 years old, with the oldest vines being our 70 year old Grenache.

Langhorne Creek has always been a grower district with a group of old families who have been growing grapes for generations on the Bremer's edge

Langhorne Creek is renown for its full bodied red wines, the grapes have an intense quality due to the location and unique natural influences. Cool afternoon breezes from Lake Alexandrina help to create a surprisingly cool climate, which allows for a longer, more even ripening period. This is coupled with deep, rich alluvial soil, which is deposited by the unique annual flooding of the Bremer River.

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The old vines, which are dry grown, rely on winter flooding of the Bremer River, which emanates from rainfall in the Mount Lofty Ranges between Mount Barker and Callington. The flooding is vital to carry the vines through the dry summer months as Langhorne Creek only receives on average 14" of rain.

Flooding is carried out by utilising the winter flow of the Bremer River, through a system of floodgates and banks, which divert water onto the vineyards. From here it remains for one or two days, until the soil is saturated and is then released onto the neighbouring vineyard.

The well drained soils receive a deposition of silt during the annual floods, which ensures that the fertility remains at a high level. The 'alluvial silty loam soils' allow for excellent water holding capacity, therefore making full use of the winter floods, allowing the vine to carry through the summer months without supplementary water.

?Lake Breeze has been dishing out great value reds for a while. Greg Follett is working hard to build on foundations laid by his father in preceding decades, a winemaker keen to really engage with the region and take the wines to another level." -The Adelaide Review

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