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Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
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.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
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Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva Tignanello DOCG CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sangiovese Chianti Italy
Mostly Sangiovese wth a tenth of Cabernet, Marchese Riserva is a bottling of the best Chianti Classico vintages, only ever made out of the finest parcels harvested from the most renowned Antinori estate blocks around the the elite communes of Mercatale Val di Pesa, Tignanello, Badia a Passignano and Peppoli. The management of vines is fundamental to achieving the highest quality fruit, especially in the case of Sangiovese.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$383.50
After destemming the parcels of grapes and a gentle press, the musts are gently moved to fermenters for maceration. A regimen of pumpovers and delestage is employed throughout the vinification. Sangiovese maintains contact with skins for approximately twelve days, Cabernet for a little over two weeks. By the end of year, batches are treated to a spontaneous malolactic in a selection of 225 litres, second and third use oak barriques, followed by fourteen months maturation in small oak barrels. The great potential of the young components is determined through a barrel by barrel sampling to assemble the final wine, bottled and aged for another year before release.
Intense ruby red colour. An aroma characterized by redolent berry notes, the expressions of Sangiovese are straightforward, richly characterized by the intensity of fruit. Cabernet expresses it's vigor, exhibiting elegance and finesse. On the palate, the wine opens tightly, showing hints of vanilla and chocolate, gently supported by refined oak tannins. Long and minerally with a lingering, persistent finish.
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