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Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally remarkable for their individuality, they speak of little places, husbanded to artisanal winemaking practices, the most wonderful expressions of Mornington... Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty Mediterranean braises or char grilled rib... That's perfect for porterhouse»

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.
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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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