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There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the Brunello commune of Montalcino. Whole bunches and wild ferments in the like of ancient clay urns, hand plunged in the old world way, appreciatively unfiltered for a tasteful measure of sauvage. Aficianados of small.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the 1966 vines are assembled into the estate flagship The Redman... The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»

Frogmore Creek 42 Degrees South Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Hobart Tasmania
Pure Tasmanian Pinot Noir, crafted from the choice of hand picked fruit, a harvest from Relbia on the island's north is vinified alongside parcels from the Frogmore Creek property and Richmond in the Coal River Valley to the south. 42˚S is the common latitiude which divides two slightly different mesoclimes of the apple isle, the highly accomplished team at Frogmore Creek literally source the pick of the crop. The fickle Pinot Noir is very much at home here, where prevailing westerlies slowly ripen grapes to achieve a graceful, old world style of wine.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$311.00
The Tasmanian terroir loves to grow Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir loves the growing season of Frogmore Creek's Campania property. The hand picked grapes are given a forty eight hour cold soak before being inoculated for vinification in a combination of small one tonne and 1½ tonnes open fermenters. Batches are hand plunged three times daily and pressed off skins for completion of primary ferments, followed by transfer to oak for malolactic before racking off lees. The finished wine is treated to extended maturation in a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques, followed by a cross flow filtration before bottling, to preserve freshness and vitality of fruit.
Medium scarlet red. Pure red cherry and blackcurrant aromas. A palate brimming with currant and cherry, followed by a complex mix of red berry flavours. The fresh fruit characters linger, all supported by a soft, elegant tannin structure. A superb Pinot wine to mate with all good faire, innately suited to Italian pork salciccia and truffled polenta.
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