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Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987, after a long search for the perfect site, the amphitheatre known as Dalrymple is a mere twelve hectares of sun drenched bucolic idyll, at the very heart of superior viticulture on the beauteous Apple Isle. This is Piper's Brook central, a place of auspicious winegrowing climes, long hours of sunlight and extended ripening seasons, which yield fruit of remarkable succulence, gracious acids and satin tannins. Dalrymple are a small, unincorporated winegrowing concern, whose accord with the elements and devotion to the land, are best articulated by the leisured pursuits of their chief vigneron, whose favourite pastimes.. The verdant nook on pipers brook»
Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of.. Views of venerable old vines»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»

Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico DOCG CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sangiovese Merlot Shiraz Chianti Italy
Peppoli is a wine that's complex and soundly structured, while offering all the vital, mouth filling and aromatic expressions of the Sangiovese grape. The style is made possible through a unique microclimate within the Chianti Classico region. Vines are grown to a valley with particularly favourable growing conditions. Soils are rich in minerals, ideal for the cultivation of Sangiovese, yielding harvests of fruit which are endowed with lovely varietal expressions. Peppoli is located at the heart of Chianti Classico, fifty five hectares of the most splendid vineyards.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
From fruit grown to Peppoli Estate vineyards in the Chianti Classico of Tuscany. Components are separately vinified. Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah grapes are treated to macerations aimed at preserving the characteristic aromas of the fruit. Fermentations take place at a maximum temperature of 28C, followed by completion of malolactic before winter. Parcels are assembled and transferred into a selection of Slovenian and American oak barrels for nine months. Larger format oaks are employed to preserve varietal fruit aromas derived from the fermentation process, sweetening the tannins. The finished wine is bottled and left to age under the Antinori cellars before release.
Bright, deep red colour. Intense aromas of red berries with light hints of vanilla and chocolate, which heighten the sensations of the complex varietal fruit. A perfectly pitched level of acidity which amplifies the length and persistence of palate. Peppoli exhibits profound structure and soft, sweet tannins. A pleasant, long and lingering finish with a splendid, mouth filling aftertaste.
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