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    It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome.. Big wines from little vineyards»
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    Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

    Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Pinot Grigio CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Pinot Gris Grigio Geelong Victoria
    The higher altitudes of Adelaide and balmy aspects of Bellarine are the pre-eminent Australian microclimes for growing Pinot Grigio. Components from good vineyards have been assembled around a core of estate grown Scotchmans Hill fruit to achieve the consummate Italianate varietal wine in refreshing, new world styling. An intense expression of pear, guava and citrus, fleshy with a mineral backbone. It displays zesty pear and citrus characters, offers great intensity and varietal complexity before lingering on a clean flavoursome finish.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $239.00
    Scotchmans Hill grows suitable grape varieties in appropriate mesoclimates around the more salubrious viticultural districts of Victoria. The estate's wineworks at Geelong boasts an extensive temperature controlled 8000 cubic metre barrel storage room with 900 one to three year old French barriques, Alliers and Nevers, Troncais and Vosges. Great emphasis is placed on the delicate vinification and elevage processes required for complex and balanced wines. Pinot Grigio is sourced from specialised vineyards, trained to yield harvests of exceptional quality Pinot Grigio. The majority of parcels are treated to a closed tank ferment, the balance is vinified in French oak barriques.
    Mid straw colour. Lifted nose of nashi pear and honeysuckle, leading to a bath salt perfume and background of ripe fruits. Full and ripe palate with nashi and stonefruits, a mid palate richness with bath salts and honey characters at the finish. The wine is supported by firm acid, a mineral backbone, and has a long, lingering aftertaste.
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