Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the March, 2006 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
Bakers Gully Vineyard is located at the elevated eastern
end of Chapel Hill Road, at the southern end of Bakers
Gully. The soil is sand to the depth of 300 mm, followed
by a subsoil of ironstone to 600 mm and over deep red
/ yellow clay. This 32-hectare vineyard site is planted
to 13.4 hectares of Shiraz fruit, grown on Single Cordon
VSP, with average yields around 2.5 tons per acre.
from this vineyard is used exclusively for the super-premium
Shiraz releases. It has a deep purple-red
hue with a nose of rich lifted cherry and plum
aromas, with hints of coffee and oak. On the palate,
a very concentrated berry fruit, warm and juicy
texture, with a rich middle palate and firm dry finish.
with grilled hamburgers with black-pepper cheese
melted on top. It is delicious!
Vale is a region entrenched with history, fine wine
and fine food. The region consistently produces fine
wines from a number of varieties, most importantly
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Vale was named after David McLaren, the Colonial
Manager of the South Australia Company who arrived
in the colony
in 1837 and left in 1840. The flats of the McLaren
Vale are compared often with the Mediterranean
climate - warm sunny days with fresh sea breezes
from the nearby
Gulf of St. Vincent to temper high summer heats.
is the flagship of the region, said by many to be
best in the world. The palate is soft and juicy
with raspberry, pepper, dark chocolate and black
characteristic of the area. With around ninety
wineries, sumptuous food, and beautiful sea and
surrounding it all, McLaren Vale has a lot to offer.
Kumkani Sauvignon Blanc
Stellenbosch, South Africa
is a straightforward, fruit driven-style wine with
a medium body and supple texture. It has wonderful
whiffs of cut grass, a touch of herb and notes of muskmelon,
grapefruit, and pineapple. This wine has a nice, fleshy
mouth feel but itís not racy or tangy in the classical
sense of many New World versions. It still possesses
good fruit intensity and acidity that keeps the citrus
and melon flavors clean and focused. Drink this over
the next year while the fruit still maintains its vibrant
vineyard location (10km from the Atlantic Ocean)
is tailor-made for flavorful Sauvignon Blanc.
The soil is a well-drained sandy loam with
weathered granite. The fruit grows in the Helderberg
coastal area yields wines with an intensity
of flavour and crispness not found in some of the
regions. The resulting wines lean in the direction
of gooseberry, grassy/herbaceous styles rather
than the pear, melon and tropical fruit style.
are trained on a 5-wire hedge system and
are approximately 15 years old, planted in a granite-type
soil. The vineyards
are on a high slope facing False Bay (Atlantic
Ocean). The interaction of vine, site, soil, marine
and cultivation (terroir) yields complex
of outstanding quality.
Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek valleys form the
Cape Winelands, the largest of the two main wine growing
regions in South Africa. The South African wine industry
produces about 10 million hectolitres of wine annually.
Stellenbosch is the primary location for viticulture
and viticulture research. The Stellenbosch wine route,
established in 1971 is world-renowned and a common
area has a Mediterranean-type climate, with hot summers,
cool winters and clear, sunny skies. It is at the start
of the Cape Fold mountains, which have created soil
favourable to vines. Grapes are grown primarily for
wine, not as table grapes.
by Jennifer is also proud to announce our new "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shop and ask for Jennifer for all
the details on this exciting new Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.