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Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
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 Solengo Gift Set CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz Montalcino Italy
Argiano is an ancient place, full of history, where wise men searched for the altar of the Roman god Janus. At the summit of a wonderful hill, southwest of Montalcino, the magnificent Villa of Argiano was built during the renaissance by the Peccis of Siena. Since 1500, the noble families of Tuscany produced wines from these superb vineyards for their own consumption and enjoyment. Solengo means lone wild boar, a muscular cepage of French varietals grown to rich Tuscan soils, profound for it's great finesse, refined balance and exceptional depth.
Available in gift set of 3
Case of 3
$419.75
The cellars underneath the estate Villa remain the most precious jewel of Argiano. It's here, that since the sixteenth century, the wines can fine at constant temperature and humidity, in complete absence of light and noise. The maturation takes place in a selection of the finest coopered small and medium size casks to achieve a more subtle and balanced tannin extraction. The choice of oak is of fundamental importance and is in constant evolution. Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah are hand harvested into small baskets. Varietals are separately handled, macerated for a fortnight or more, fermented and treated to malolactic before transfer to a selection of completely new French oak barriques for up to seventeen months maturation.
Deep black purple colour. Bouquet of ripe fruits, blackberry and currants infused with toasty oak. Soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit, nicely in balance over the fine, smooth tannins. Impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts. The muscular cepage of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah expresses discernible sunny Mediterranean characters. The grace and gentleness of it's structure fulfills the promise of immensely satisfying early drinking, while evolving complexity.
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