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Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
The very first blocks of vine planted at Scotchmans Hill, are now in their fourth decade. Set aside for bottling as a range of limited release, single vineyard wines, they represent the first growth of viticulture from the fertile crescent of Port Phillip's western shore. Crafted to traditional old world techniques, very similar to the great Crus of la Bourgogne, they afford the true enthusiast an opportunity to engage with the decadent delights of the greater Geelong, as sampled alongside Gruyere, game and the finest gourmandise... All the best from scotchmans hill»
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»
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»

Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese Cabernet Franc Chianti Classico Italy
A single vineyard, super Tuscan of exceptional concentration, only ever made in the finest vintage years. Solaia is an elite ten hectare site within the Antinori estate at Santa Cristina in the Mercatale Val di Pesa zone of Chianti Classico. A cepage of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a fifth of Sangiovese and minor portion Cabernet Franc, fine grained tannins underpin black fruit flavours and supple new oak.
Each
$599.99
Dozen
$7199.00
Particular attention is paid to selection of grapes in the vineyard, only perfect bunches are considered. Harvest is done completely by hand, picking by single hectare plots, according to the vigor of vines. Sangiovese arrives slightly earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc. Great care is applied to ferments and extractions, employing delestage and pumpovers to maintain varietal characters. Vinifications are carried out at temperatures between 27C and 31C, the active musts show great complexity. Upon completion, the wines are racked into new oak barrels for malolactic, assemblage and twelve months maturation, followed by racking, bottling and a further year in bottle.
Intense ruby red colour. Fruity aromas in perfect harmony with the vanilla and chocolate notes of oak. Powerful on the palate with a firm tannic texture, yet remaining smooth before an intense aftertaste of ripe blackberries and cherry fruit, a seemingly endless finish.
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