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Somewhere near the Seaview end of McLaren Vale's Chapel Hill Road, a perfunctory passerine perched her pincers astride a pair of power poles and saw herself alit. Down she went amongst the dry grown branches of an old Grenache vineyard, setting the valuable veterans ablaze. The scorched site eventually came to the attention of a winemaking trio, the Messrs Leske, Tynan & Cooke, Masters of Wine and a venerable vintner, all driven by a consuming passion to make greater Grenache. Thistledown vintage very small amounts of the most extraordinary Grenache. Beautifully detailed and conspicuously elegant, their floral bouquets and graceful finish emulate the aromatic lift and peacock's tail of a prettily perfumed Pinot Noir. Magnificent to savour as a captivating aperitif, a bliss alongside.. Polly & the pyre to paradise»
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 idylls of the apple isle, that Melick established Pressing Matters, a meagre four hectares of superior European clones Pinot Noir. Mr.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»

Clarence House Pinot Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Hobart Tasmania
There will only ever be sixteen hectares of vine at Clarence House, the boundaries of the estate are well defined, whatever grows here will always be of great exclusivity, the finest possible fruit, limited in yield. Pinot Blanc only just made the final cut of remaining parcels, never originally planned for Pinot Blanc, it was sanctioned after an impassioned persuasion by a savvy grower. Effulgent with brightly lit fruit characters, apples and pear, pine nuts, almond and spice, Clarence fashion their Pinot Blanc into an intensely food friendly style, resolving on a dry, textural finish, perfect with partridge, paella or pork.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$323.00
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