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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
Marlborough viticulture owes much to the import of emigres from war torn Europe. Many were skilled fruit growers while others were passionate winemakers. They quickly discovered the magical affinity between aromatic white varietals and the mistral valleys of Te Wai Pounamu... Match a meal with maria»

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
$425.50
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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