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Planted to a steep north facing slope, under the shades of an ancient sawmill, very near the estuaries Mersey and Don, the measured yields of an elite little vineyard are hand picked for vinification by the illustrious Josef Chromy wineworks at Relbia. Highly specialised with the effusive sparkling styles and aromatic whites, winners Winestate Alternative Varietal of Year, the barriques of Barringwood are percolating parcels of Pinot Noir, which are setting a benchmark for the artisanal boutique estates of Devonport and greater Launceston. Barringwood are grown within a unique mesoclime, the longest growing season in Tasmania, each bottle is remarkable for its expression and articulation of a truly opportune site. There are only a few productive hectares at Barringwood, highly prized & passionately husbanded, a closely cosseted nursery of superior vines, the voluble vintages of.. Ardour of affection on the apple isle»
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 23 hectares of vine yields a measured harvest of spectacular quality Chardonnay and Pinot.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»

Delamere Sparkling Rose NV CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Pipers River Tasmania
The masculinity of Blanc de noirs, a pure Pinot Noir Cuvée, sourced off a single vineyard within the nation's most exclusive sparkling wine appellation at Pipers Brook, treated to the full luxury of old world Methode traditionelle. Limited yields from fully mature vines and an exacting, artisanal vinification are central to the quality of effervescent wines at Delamere. Pinot Noir is a specialty, yielding an effusive sparkler of sophistication and conspicuous weight of fruit, to savour as a refined aperitif or match with haute cuisine.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$383.00
Delamere are one of Piper Brook's elder estates, the source to some of the nation's finest sparkling wines. Low yields of the highest quality fruit are the priority, volumes are restricted in the vineyard to intensify flavours in the grapes. Pinot Noir clones D5V12 and MV6, are selectively hand picked off dry grown vines over thirty years of age, planted in the traditional layouts as employed in Burgundy, grown to rich ironstone soils on the elevated aspects of the Delamere property at Pipers Brook. Parcels are treated to an old world style of vinication and completion of malolactic, followed by bottling under primary seal and term of maturation on lees, before disgorgement and addtion of liqueur d'expédition.
Medium salmon colour, persistent, creamy bead. Aromas of strawberry, morello and musk, complexed by lanolin and toast. A palate of unctuous red berry fruit flavours, complemented by earthy, mushroom characters and crisp natural acidity, before a finish of lingering fruit on a length of fine, savoury tannins. A suitable accompaniement to rabbit recipes or game terrines.
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