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Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
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Argiano Solengo IGT CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz Montalcino Italy
Solengo means lone wild boar, a muscular cepage of French varietals grown to rich Tuscan soils. Profound for it's heightened levels of finesse, balance and depth, the formulation of Argiano's long serving cellar master and a team of illustrious winemaking identities. A wine of grace and gentle affability suited to early drinking, while ensuring exciting complexity and depth as Solengo continues to evolve.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$659.50
The estate of Argiano is set within a beautiful rural environment, where rows of vines alternate with olive grooves and meadows, surrounded by luxurious Mediterranean maquis. Mount Amiata in the southeast, acts as a natural protection against inclement weather, cloudbursts and hailstorms. The respectable altitudes of 300 metres are refreshed by warm winds from the Maremma, creating a mild microclimate with many clear days throughout the growing season. Grapes are all picked by hand 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 purple black colour. Bouquet of ripe fruits, black currants and blackberry, infused by toasty oak. Soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit balanced by fine, smooth tannins. Impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts.
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