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Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing salient value for the exquisite quality of vintages, Wicks are an essential choice for adherents of the graceful and stately styles which hail from Adelaide.. The wonderful wines of wicks»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the bees play a pivotal role in achieving a harvest of the most personable grapes. The ultimate quality of the ferments are decided by the character of yeasts as they populate the vine. So content is Robert Mann with the elocution of his fruit, that he chooses to barely age his wines in a selection of the mellowest.. Whence the west was won»

Argiano Rosso Di Montalcino DOC CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sangiovese Tuscany Italy
A pure Sangiovese wine sourced from a panorama of picturesque vineyards to the far south of Chianti Classico. The younger sibling to the eminent Argiano Brunello Montalcino, which may include components of declassified Brunello grapes or parcels off vines just outside the Brunello DOCG. A fresher, early drinking style with excellent structure and long, generously flavoured, sweetly tannic palate. Completely food friendly, the perfect match with red meats and veal, bruschetta and cheese.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$539.00
The moderate rainfalls at Argiano serve to barely nourish the vines, promoting healthier ripening while achieving greater concentration and flavours in the finished wine. Neighbouring Monte Amiata is one of Tuscany's highest peas, providing shelter for the fruit and protecting the vines from bad weather. Grapes are all hand picked into shallow crates for transport to the wineworks, individually sorted and transferred to vat fermenters. The clear juices are vinified on skins for two or three weeks for optimum extraction. Upon completion of malolactic, Montalcino is matured in a selection of prior use French oak barrels and larger format Slovenian oak casks before bottling the following autumn.
Intense ruby red colour. Peppery, herbal and vanilla nose, black cherry and jam aromas. Medium bodied with good concentration of fruit in the mid palate, elegant and well balanced with captivating flavours of red berries and violet, menthol and earth, all characteristic of Argiano's unique terroir. A generous wine with smooth and velvety tannins that will please all Sangiovese lovers.
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