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Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
Just three kilometres from Young along Murringo Road, planted to a brisk 500 metres above sea level, Grove Estate was originally sown to vines in 1886, by Croatian settlers who brought cuttings from their farms on the Dalmatian coast. Some of these ancient plantings, emigrated at a time when much of Europe was ruled by Hapsburg emperors, remain productive to this day. Newer blocks were gradually established around these priceless parcels, ostensibly with a view to supplying leading national brands. The quality of fruit became so conspicuous that Grove Estate sanctioned industry celebrities from Ravensworth and Clonakilla to begin bottling under their own.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»
There's a vineyard at Moorooduc in upper Mornington, planted to a splendid north facing slope which captures the maximum warmth of sunshine each day. Refreshed after nightfall by the invigorating maritime winds off Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, it's a place of exceptional winegrowing. Populated by ten unique Burgundy clones, this very special block of vine grew the only Pinot Noir ever to claim our nation's highest accolade for great red wines, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The property continues to yield limited releases of outstanding vintages, it's a place of exacting viticulture and uncompromising pursuit of excellence, cherished by cognoscenti and.. The burgundy clones of mornington»

Castelli Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Frankland River Mt Barker Western Australia
The magnificence of choice harvests Frankland River and Mount Barker, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, are assembled into an exquisitely perfumed wine of defined, muscular structure and elegant, supportive tannins. Impenetrable blackberry and bramble fruit, liquorice and cassis, are all framed by its length of fine layered tannins and polished new oak. An outstanding construct, from one of the most superlative Cabernet growing appellations on the continent, Castelli offers the excellence and grace to accompany the finest gourmandise.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$371.00
Fruit is cold soaked for ten days of maceration before being inoculated to Clos and F15 yeasts for a warm vinification at temperatures of 25°C to 30°C. Ferments are pumped over twice daily, and treated to several rack and returns for gentle tannin extraction and clarification. After three to four weeks of ferments, aimed at achieving optimal tannin development and perfect balance, components are filled to a high proportion of new, predominately Bossuet and D’Aquitaine French oak barriques for a luxurious fifteen months maturation. Alcohol 14.6%
Deep garnet. Sweet blackberries and cassis, liquorice and dark chocolate nose. Medium to full bodied palate supported by fine layered tannins, a solid core of fruit that's perfectly against bright berry acids and affable vanillan oak. Malbec adds muscularity and flesh, rounding out the tannin backbone. Powerfully structured, with the weight of fruit to match bold beef recipes or rare game meats.
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