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Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Much of the prized harvests from the Hugo family property are destined for Australia's most esteemed brands, the best parcels however, are reserved and released under the Hugo label. Consistency of quality from vintage to vintage is the objective, making wine from the pick of estate grown fruit makes it a reality. A precious component of low cropped, dry grown old vines fruit, greatly enhances the depth of flavour and overall complexity. A Shiraz of opulence and finesse, opaque and textural, in the style of McLaren Vale's most outstanding vintages, Gold Medals Winner Royal Adelaide & Australian Small Winemakers Show, have your Hugo alongside standing rib, at a.. Headline harvests of hugo»

Brokenwood Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Beechworth Victoria
The historic goldfields at Beechworth are now delivering a different type of gold, in the form of suave white wines with panache and style. Pinot Gris has taken well to the cooler climes and mineral rich soils atop the steeply sloped aspects. The Indigo property is the most prominent vineyard in the area, trained for decades by local growers to yield vintages of the finest fruit. Brokenwood have taken the pick of crop, fashioned into the essential accompaniement for all fresh and evocative fare, white meat recipes, tapas and terrines.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
Beechworth has become an important part of the Brokenwood operations, Pinot Gris often represents the pick of the local crop. Parcels harvested off Indigo Vineyard are crushed, drained and chilled for a term of term of cold soak, as the juices are transported back to the Brokenwood wineworks in Pokolbin. Batches are filled to fermenters, a smaller parcel is treated to oak barrel for a course of vinification, upon completion, components are racked for assemblage into the finished wine.
Light straw hues. Lifted pear and floral aromas, the walnut and citrus rind spice, so highly eloquent of Pinot Gris. Exquisite balance to the palate without any oiliness, layered with musk fruit flavours and natural richness of textural phenolic grip. Finshes on a length of preserved fruit characters, supported by zesty acid.
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