Paul and Kathy Drogemuller of Paracombe Wines are proud to release their 2009 vintage Somerville Shiraz, a super premium, very limited release wine from the Drogemuller’s Shiraz vineyard at Paracombe. This wine was named after James ‘Jas’ Somerville who was one of the early pioneers to settle in Paracombe in the late 1800’s. A man of vision and fortitude, he was the first to plant vines in the district in 1903. As time passed, several vineyards were established and were subsequently cleared to make way for different ventures. However one small parcel of 500 Shiraz from the original Somerville vineyard still remained. Recognising their significance, Paul and Kathy successfully transplanted these old vines to their own vineyard in 1997. A special late harvest style, the grapes for this wine are left to ripen fully to obtain rich flavour intensity. The fruit is carefully hand picked. Slow, cool ferments for up to four weeks, combined with gentle hand plunging in small open tanks brings gentle extraction of flavours and colours. Even in the early stages of ferment, the aromas were rich and intense signifying another special vintage of Somerville. The wine gracefully matured in new French Oak barriques of which only the very best quality were selected to produce this limited release under the Somerville label, in recognition to Jas Somerville. The result is a classic wine of great style and complexity. Enjoy the tantalizing aromas packed with delicious fruit, rich coffee and dark chocolate, while the palate delivers strong depth of fruit intensity, with hints of spice and superb balance. The uniqueness of this wine is the layers of flavour that remain to be savoured.
Dark cherry and plum aromas with hints of musk, rose petal and honeysuckle. Opulent fruit flavours combine in harmony with mocha and spicy notes add complexity and a lingering finish.
Paracombe Shiraz will delight with rich aromas, concentrated flavours, and cool climate elegance. An intense bouquet of cherries, plums, pepper and spice. The palate is well balanced, delivering layered flavours of rich, spicy fruit, hints of dark chocolate and subtle oak.
A bountiful bouquet of violet flowers and plums lead on to a palate delivering flavours of rich, dark cherries, earthy notes and cinnamon spice. Fermented in French Oak. Combined with its intense structure, this wine is both interesting and powerful.
A succulent fruit style of Cabernet Sauvignon wine that is sure to please. Good, deep colour with delightful whiffs of ripe blackberries, sweet oak and spice. Generous juicy flavours of currants and berries textured with hints of fine, elegant tannins deliver a lingering finish.
A lifted bouquet of poached rhubarb and plum aromas, with hints of delicate oak, leatherwood and spicy licorice. The palate is finely structured with rich fruit flavour, savoury and spicy notes. A wonderful food wine dedicated to Reuben Chapman, an early Paracombe settler.
We select only the very best barrels to produce this limited release Cabernet Franc. Striking aromas of violets, sweet berries and deep earthy notes. The palate displays soft, flavours of wild berries, interesting spice and fine tannins, with a long, elegant finish.
Alluring aromas of wild strawberry, cherry and toffee notes. Bright crimson colour with gentle lingering flavours of cherry and plum. Subtle tannins and spice on the finish.
Bright ruby red in colour with lifted aromas of cherry and raspberry. A refreshing delight. The palate gives delicate, yet intense fruit flavours of red summer berries with gentle hints of soft tannin in a long crisp finish.
Enjoy the attractive bouquet of fig and lemon soufflé aromas with subtle mineral notes. The palate is long and finely balanced. Fresh flavours of melon, peach and creamy apple define this stylish wine made to share with good friends and fine food.
Lifted aromas, good flavour definition, balanced with excellent natural acidity, a stunning wine. The bouquet shows enticing, lifted passionfruit and tropical aromas, with fresh, pure flavour. Zesty gooseberry combines with citrus and mineral notes for a clean, lingering finish.