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There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and movements to barrel are led by gravity. A peerless expression of vintage, an orphic approach to the winemaker's art, a humbling.. Celestial wines from southern climes»
Geoff Hardy's family have been making Australian wine since 1857. Geoff grew up amongst the most distinguished vineyards in our land and he knows from good red wine. He retains access to the finest fruit in McLaren Vale and is the man behind many of our nation's most memorable vintages. Undercover is a moniker that Geoff has assigned to a collation of exceptional parcels, albeit bottled behind an abstruse label to secrete the provenance of a spectacular Shiraz. Gold Medal Winner & Best Value at the hotly contested 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards, the pick of crop this week, seriously.. Sound shiraz for the savvy & shrewd»

Dalrymple Single Site Coal River Valley Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Coal River Tasmania
Coal River Valley is most conspicuous for disappointingly low rainfall and punishingly dry winds. Dalrymple conducted an exhaustive search of the region to find a choice site offering excellent moisture retention under the lee of protective trees. A mix of whole bunch and destemmed grapes are treated to a week of wild indigenous yeast ferments and frequent pumpovers, drained and pressed to an extravagantly high proportion of new French oak hogsheads for a term of age. A beguilingly beautiful wine, open before service and allow the layers of complexity to unravel.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$395.50
Deep crimson, purple hues. Pretty blue florals and dried herb, an immediate wave of Asian spice, cinnamon and cloves lift from the glass, sour cherries, blood plum and rose petals pink, savoury notes evolve after hours of opening, riper fruit. The richness of palate sings with lift and freshness from a fine acid line, concentration of fruit and fine acidity gives, persistence and length to the finish.
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Nestled within a cocoon of mixed vegetation and rolling hills, Dalrymple Estate enjoys a unique and seductive aspect shared by only a few boutique vineyards littering Tasmania’s Pipers River region

Dalrymple Estate is located in the Tamar Valley at Pipers River, about one hour from Launceston. This celebrated vineyard of just 12.3 hectares rises up an easterly facing slope from 100m to 160m above sea level. Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987 after a long search for the perfect site, this small mature family owned vineyard produces some of Australia’s most distinctive cool climate wines.

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Tea trees, eucalypts and ferns protect the terroir on all sides, whilst sea breezes from nearby Bass Strait moderate day and night temperatures, thereby encouraging the grapes to ripen evenly. On the western border of the property lies the extinct volcanic crater which created the vineyard’s rich basalt soils. These soils are of a moderate depth and so provide excellent drainage to avoid spring water logging, thereby keeping the vines in relatively good balance.

The majority of vines exceed 20 years of age and derive from clones sourced from Yalumba’s Vine Nursery. Featuring typical early ripening characteristics which assist in advancing grape maturity, these clones make an important contribution to the vineyard’s consistent cropping pattern. The trellis is mainly Scot Henry which is used to increase exposure to sunlight.

During summer, Tasmania offers the longest sunlight hours in Australia, with the days remaining cool, rarely exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. These unique conditions mean very few blocks require irrigation but where a vigour supplement is needed we are using natural mulches to assist with vine performance. These features all combine to deliver perfect conditions for growing the most intensely flavoured and aromatic wine grapes.

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With a latitude of 41°, Dalrymple shares similar conditions to those found in Champagne. The vineyard specializes in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, but the terroir and microclimate are so idyllic, that most any rootstock would take to the soil and yield winegrapes of exceptional quality. Dalrymple's fruit was planned from the word go to exhibit sensational varietal qualities and to be vinified by the nation's best winemakers.

The luscious Sauvignon Blanc is from Dalrymple's elite little vineyard and other important sites within Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. The fruit is ripened on the vine until flavours of passionfruit and spice developed. Various fermentation techniques, including some barrel fermentation are used to add complexity and layers to this vibrant Tasmanian Sauvignon Blanc. The succulent and fresh Pinot Noir is from the estate superlative Pipers River vines. Select parcels of fruit are chosen for their flavours of red berries and plum. Hand harvested and sorted, a natural ferment is encouraged, the various parcels are managed through a range of techniques to emphasise fresh berry flavours and supple texture. The J29 Block Pinot Noir has a supple and juicy palate with balanced bright fruits and savouryness. The fine tannins, spiciness and intensity are truly representative of the small J29 Block.

At Dalrymple Estate Cellar Door you will have the opportunity to learn about Tasmanian history, talk to the winemaker, learn about how the grapes are grown and how the vineyards are managed by the viticultural team. The friendly and personable staff can guide you through a tasting of Dalrymple Estate wines as you take a leisurely stroll around the vineyards.

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