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Kingston Estate release the upper 'Echelon'
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Kingston Estate has released two new ‘Echelon’ wines; the Kingston Echelon Petit Vedot 2007 and the Kingston Estate Echelon Shiraz 2007.
The ‘Echelon’ wines are Kingston’s flagship wines; epitomising the enthusiasm and dedication of the Moularadellis family to South Australian winemaking.
These pinnacle wines showcase the best parcels of wine produced from their vineyards within some of South Australia’s most respected winegrowing regions.
The Echelon wines aim to personify the commitment and drive that encapsulates Kingston. “Consistent innovation, experimentation and improvement is engrained in our culture,” commented owner and winemaker, Bill Moularadellis. “This is the foundation of our Echelon wines.”
“Our Petit Verdot vineyard was planted in 1998 and is one of the most substantial plantings of this variety in the world," he said.
The 2007 Echelon Shiraz highlights the extraordinary varietal characteristics of Shiraz achieved through Australia’s, and Kingston’s, ability to blend across regions. The 2007 was sourced from Adelaide Plains, Clare Valley and Limestone Coast and is testament to Kingston’s ongoing relationship with its premium growers.
“The concentrated, varietal flavours of Adelaide Plains and the spiciness from Clare combine beautifully,” explained Bill. “Our long-term relationship with our growers, and subsequent ability to blend across various regions, is one of our core strengths. The essence is to create a lovely synergy; a blend that is greater than the sum of its parts.”