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William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of McLaren Vale shiraz; licorice, dark chocolate, savoury firm, ripe tannins, blackberry, positive oak the icing on the cake. Terrific value. Oh yes, he suggests that it should be enjoyed by.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
The family Hentschke have been Barossa farming since 1842, they know from good soils and settle on nothing but the finest land. Keith Hentschke chose a special site along Greenock Creek, at the intersection of Gerald Roberts and Jenke Roads, near the ancient winegrowing hamlet of Seppeltsfield to plant vines in the early 1990s. They now yield vintages of the most amazing intensity, saturated with the essence of grand Barossa Shiraz, an international wine industry favourite and a sagacious selection this.. Savour a sip of seppeltsfield»

Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Wellington Martinborough New Zealand
Escarpment is a joint venture by Heathcote Estate/ Yabby Lake's dynamic duo, the Messrs Kirby and McKenna. No expense was spared, the pick of Pinot Noir rootstock and clones were established to precious alluvial gravel terraces at the base of Aorangi Ranges. Inspired by the classics of Burgundy, Escarpment expresses the distinctive character of Martinborough's unique terroir. Engaging perfumes, elegant flavours and soft ripe tannins are all hallmarks of the finest Martinborough Pinot Noir.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$269.50
Since inaugural vintage, Escarpment has been a Tour de force in Martinborough Pinot Noir, combining power, structure and complexity. Inspired by the classics of Burgundy, winemaking is a combination of new and old world techniques, ideally suited to the intense Escarpment style. Grapes are all hand picked from the estate's Te Muna Road property, Cleland and Bunny Vineyards. Fruit is handled without any mechanical pumping, pressed and treated to an indigenous yeast ferment whilst hand plunged every twelve hours, followed by a course of eighteen days maceration. The finished wine is aged eleven months in a high proportion of new, exclusively French oak barriques.
Satin purple colour with robes of red. A heady perfume, European, expressing earth and richness, fragrant Pinot fruits, cherry and licorice. Elegant palate with rich flavours and soft ripe tannins. The distinctive Escarpment style showing complexity, attractive texture and the perfect mix of black, red and green fruit flavours which make Pinot Noir memorable.
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