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Old Richmond Gaol was one of Diemen Land's first prisons, built by the convicts themselves, of good old fashioned granite blocks, laboriously hauled in wooden hand carts and quarried from the ominously monikered Butchers Hill. Today, Butchers Hill is the site of the steepest sloping vineyard in Coal River Valley, invigorated by afternoon sea breezes and prevailing winds from the roaring forties, its highly auspicious, self mulching black Vertosols, yield extraordinary wines. Established by founding members of the Hobart Beefsteak & Burgundy Club, Butchers Hill represents three generations of passion amongst the nether vineyards of the Apple Isle. Not just a purveyor of pretty Pinot Noir, Pooley Estate have achieved status as Tasmanias first and only, fully accredited Environmentally Certified Sustainable Vineyard, further claiming the prestigious Royal Agricultural Society.. Princely parcels of pooley»
Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing salient value for the exquisite quality of vintages, Wicks are an essential choice for adherents of the graceful and stately styles which hail from Adelaide.. The wonderful wines of wicks»

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. 42ËšS 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 in cartons of six
Case of 6
$215.50
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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Frogmore Creek Wines is one of Tasmania's most awarded wineries. Proudly family owned, Frogmore Creek sources grapes from the finest cool climate regions in Tasmania

The Frogmore Creek vineyards were founded around the principles of sustainable farming practises. The site was chosen due to it's suitability to growing great Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. The vineyard is located at Penna which is 30 minutes drive from the city of Hobart. Critical climate indicators such as rainfall, temperature, sunshine hours and number of rain days combine in perfect balance to create an ideal natural environment for growing premium quality grapes. The property is 316 acres with 81 acres suitable for vines. The remaining land accommodates grazing, animals, dams and a large portion (almost 80 acres) is set aside for conservation projects. The current varietals include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.

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Frogmore Creek aims to maintain and nurture a biologically diverse environment for the health of the vines and resident fauna. By utilising sustainable farming methods the waterways will remain a safe place for frogs, fish and birds. Since the first vines were planted and the dams established, four species of frogs have made the Frogmore Creek Vineyard their home. Frogmore Creek Vineyard was developed on an organic philosophy, incorporating compost and cover cropping for soil health and vine fertility, organic fungicides for vine health and protection against unwanted disease, and organic integrated pest management to combat pests. The skins, seeds and pressings from the grapes are composted over 6-8 months, after which time the matured compost can be used in the vineyard.

Frogmore Creek have a holistic outlook on farming and strongly believe if you have and build healthy soil, then healthy plants will result. It follows that healthy plants are much less susceptible to diseases and pests. The philosophy is to find a way to control problems without introducing chemicals. The use of animals within vineyards is one of the techniques used in sustainable farming.

Frogmore Creek uses Guinea Fowl in the vineyard to naturally control wingless grasshoppers and weevils. Both of these pests cause havoc as they eat the shoots and leaves of the vines. The Guinea Fowl eliminate the need for insecticides by feeding on these unwanted insects. The birds are successful as they have few predators in Tasmania, and at night they sleep safely up high in the trees.

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Native wasps are an integral part of the estate's Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) control programme. There are a number of native wasp species indigenous to Tasmania, each of which attack LBAM at a different stage in its life cycle. Cover crops are grown in between the vines to assist in the improvement of soil fertility, soil structure and as a shelter and food source for beneficial insects. Frogmore Creek employs crimson clover, oats, strawberry clover and red clover, to name a few.

The estate's Campania Vineyard is well known for being the location of one of the first sightings of the thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger. The Campania property consists of 1008 acres of which 111 acres are under vine. The vines are planted on various parts of the property, selected for the suitability to each variety. Campania Vineyard consists of 27 different blocks, situated on very different altitudes. The lowest block is planted approximately 80 metres above sea level and one of the Pinot Noir blocks is planted at approximately 180 metres above sea level. Each vineyard block contains differing soil structures giving unique characteristics to each varietal. All blocks were planted with northerly aspects, allowing the vines to receive the most sunlight possible.

Frogmore Creek also source fruit from various growers across the state. The growers are chosen because they use the best practices and are located within premium grape growing regions. Sourcing grapes from these reputable growers allows Frogmore Creek to have more control over the winemaking process especially in years when extreme weather conditions may effect estate grown vines. Frogmore Creek also produces Forty-Two Degrees South and the Storm Bay wines. Distributing exceptional quality wines from the finest Tasmanian regions to wine lovers around the world.

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