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Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the 1966 vines are assembled into the estate flagship The Redman... The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the bees play a pivotal role in achieving a harvest of the most personable grapes. The ultimate quality of the ferments are decided by.. Whence the west was won»

Dalrymple Single Site Swansea Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Swansea Tasmania
Swansea is a favourite destination on Tasmania's east coast, renowned for its warm dry holiday season. Less than a kilometre from the sea, Dalrymple's block of Pinot Noir clones MV6 and 115 are planted to a sunny northern slope of basalt soils, overlooking the panoramic vistas of Great Oyster Bay down towards Freycinet Peninsula. A mix of whole bunch and destemmed fruit are treated to a week of ferments and frequent plungings, followed by fill to seasoned and new French oak barriques for malolactic and ten months maturation.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$395.50
Deep purple plum hues. Swansea fruit and oaken spice, gentle breathing releases dark floral notes, richer, deeper notes of cinnamon, blueberries and plum. A weighty presence of fruit on the palate, rich textures adding depth to the vibrant dark berries, soft plush tannins and natural acidity delivering balance, generosity and length, will excite aspirants of the complexity and richness which defines the most outstanding Pinot Noir.
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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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