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Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
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.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»
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»
At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty.. That's perfect for porterhouse»

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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