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Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily perfumed, in the mouthfillingly muscular Coonawarra way, the Balnaves brand endures in the tradition of world class vintages grown to Terra Rosa soils, enriched by.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale vines»

Pirramimma Old Digby Port CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia
For generations Pirramimma have been producing Tawny Ports of immense character and flavour, the Old Digby is a distinguished, thick rich wine artfully crafted from unique Grenache and Shiraz vines grown around the ancient Pirramimma vineyards. Following in the tradition of great Australian aged Tawny Ports, this luscious wine is named after Digby Johnston, responsible for making some of the memorable Pirramimma Ports of the 1950s and 60s. A feast of a wine is Old Digby.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$479.50
Pirramimma holds amazing stocks of priceless old wines that have been racked and cellared with the sleight of hand which only a master of the Portwine genre can command. Incredible winecraft stemming from the trans generational expertise at handling refined and prior use old wood barrels, the batches are only blended and released when the time for each individually aged wine is right, never before. This richly flavoured Old Digby is assembled from stocks of well aged Shiraz and Grenache wines and, fortified with brandy spirit and matured in small oak cask for many years.
Deep, dark tawny hues. Exquisite bouquets, its pungent and earthy, magnificent characters of sweet comfort carrot cake spice, rum dipped tobacco and black cherried black forest. A rich rancio palate, satisfyingly fruity, seamless and smooth, black currants and cherry compote over an immeasurable length of velvet textural richness. An unforgettable experience in Old McLaren Vale Port.
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