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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Excruciatingly low yields, a ruthless hand sorting of fruit, ferments in new oak barrels and twenty months maturation, Bowen Estate are one of Coonawarra's most prestigious marques, maintaining a standard of excellence which merits inclusion into the highly prestigious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Essential for every enthusiast of stellar quality Cabernet Sauvignon, brought within easy reach this week at the down to earth.. Excellent langtons classification of australian wine»
The 1890s brought boom years to the nascent Aussie wine industry, as connoisseurs throughout Europe and the Empire were introduced to the Dionysian delights of new world Claret by Tyrrell, St Huberts and Wirra Wirra. An enterprising family of Scots took heed of the times to plant grapevines on a uniquely auspicious block in Valley Clare, they called it St Andrew and produced forty vintages of the most sensational quality Claret until the 1930s. The Taylor family acquired the fallow farm in 1995 and brought St Andrew's vines back to life. The treasured block endures as home to the flagship range of Taylor wines, one of the most distinguished vineyards in all.. *according to the french»
There's a vineyard at Moorooduc in upper Mornington, planted to a splendid north facing slope which captures the maximum warmth of sunshine each day. Refreshed after nightfall by the invigorating maritime winds off Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, it's a place of exceptional winegrowing. Populated by ten unique Burgundy clones, this very special block of vine grew the only Pinot Noir ever to claim our nation's highest accolade for great red wines, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The property continues to yield limited releases of outstanding vintages, it's a place of exacting viticulture and uncompromising pursuit of excellence, cherished by cognoscenti and.. The burgundy clones of mornington»

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
$419.00
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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