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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie et sauvage, barrel ferments and batonnage. Bellvale remains artisanally small batch, just.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

Delamere Estate Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Pipers River Tasmania
One of Piper River's original vineyards, Delamere have established an enviable reputation amongst enthusiats, for releasing a continuity of profound vintages in Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Not just a home of good wine, the Delamere property is a centre of cultural events, hosting Shakespeare in the Vineyard every March, a celebration of gastronomy, the performing and visual arts. An exclusively single vineyard, Pipers River Pinot Noir, from fruit grown to fully mature vines, to be decanted before service, in the tradition of the world's finest growths.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$239.50
A naturally wholistic approach to agriculture is central to the quality of wines at Delamere, fruit trees and vegetable patches are maintained, chickens and guinea fowl are free to roam. Parcels of Pinot Noir clones D5V12 and MV6 are selectively hand picked off closely planted, dry grown vines on original rootstock, trained to low trellis and cane pruned to vertical shoot positioning. A fastidious degree of vineyard management is applied, to realize the prodution of wonderful wines, achieved through low crop levels and optimal growing conditions. Fruit is transferred into traditional open top fermenters for vinification, followed by a term of maturation in a high proportion of new, Burgundy coopered French oak barriques.
Dark scarlet red colour. Fresh strawberries and caraway nose, rhubarb and forest floor, cherries and apple notes. An ntense black cherry palate, seasoned by earthyness and milled spice, supported by fine grain tannins and framed by new oak, an elegantly structured Pinot Noir that's effusive upon release and destined for a long life. A velvety wine to accompany white meats and game.
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