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Established 1976, Clairault are one of the pioneering estates on Margaret River. A tastefully limited range, from elite vineyards within the very dress circle of prestigious wineries at the heart of Margaret River's most illustrious precincts, Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. These are the dearest winegrowing terroirs in the Australian west, a place of auspicious soils and stimulating climes, the motherlode of environmentals which yield the most august vintages on the continent. The team at Clairault take a decidedly pastoral approach, biodynamically grown and environmentally sound, a sanctuary to native flora and fauna, their vineyards are managed to a completely natural agriculture. So exclusive are the wines of Clairault, that they can be hard to find, released in measured editions and allocated to long standing.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»
At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»
After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of a team member who has been involved with the vintage since pruning and budburst. An essential inclusion for small batch Pinotphiles in the know, there has never.. Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»

Mollydooker Boxer Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Mollydooker own and operate the most spectacular vineyards, choice sites along the golden mile of McLaren Vale's sainted Seaview Ridge. The closely husbanded Mollydooker vines are sustainably managed and a true labour of love for the viticultural team, proprietors Sarah and Sparky have refused the temptations of enrichment to preserve the integrity of their peerless quality fruit. They have been thrice crowned with the prestigious Bushing King Award, claimed Australian Winemakers of Year and a breathtaking 99 Wine Advocate points.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$311.00
Mollydooker take a highly scientific yet artisanal approach to winemaking and viticulture, employing a patented Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme™ and Marquis Fruit Weight™ system. Fruit is treated to a week of ferment at temperatures as low as 14°C, closely cap managed and imperatively tasted thrice daily. Batches are pressed while still sweet at five degrees of baume sugar level, into oak barrel for completion and a course of malolactic, an extravagant process which infuses and optimally consolidates the wine. Oak treatment is taken very seriously, working closely with World Cooperage and Heinrich, to develop barrels which are unique to the Mollydooker style.
Dark scarlet red. Red currants and licorice spice nose, intense black fruit notes, syrup, pitch and fertile loam. A double punch of fruit to the palate, cherry, red berries and plum flavours develop beautifully into spices and licorice, chocolates and cream. The soft tannins and underlining structure contribute amazing depth and lusciousness.
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